10 Words with Multiple Meanings

Homonyms are words which have the same spelling and pronunciation, but have different meanings. Have a look at the examples bellow:

  1. date: Her favourite fruit to eat is a date./Joe took Alexandria out on a date.
  2. crane: That bird is a crane./They had to use a crane to lift the object./She had to crane her neck to see the movie.
  3. engaged: They got engaged on March 7th./The students were very engaged in the presentation.
  4. foil: Please wrap the sandwich in foil./They learned about the role of a dramatic foil in English class.
  5. leaves: The children love to play in the leaves./They do not like when their father leaves for work.
  6. net: What was your net gain for the year?/Crabbing is easier if you bring a net along.
  7. point: The pencil has a sharp point./It is not polite to point at people.
  8. right: You were right./Make a right turn at the light.
  9. rose: My favourite flower is a rose./He quickly rose from his seat.
  10. type: He can type over 100 words per minute./That dress is really not her type.

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