Can You Match the Word to Its Homonym?

EDUCATION

By: Becky Stigall

5 Min Quiz

You can read this or do it to a reservation.

Book is a true homonym. You can read a book or book a reservation.

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This word can refer to a long object or a person from a place in Europe.

A pole can be an object. A Pole is a person.

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This can be a part of a ship or something you do before the queen.

You should bow before the queen. You can also stand on the bow of a ship. The bow on a gift isn't a homonym for those other words, however - it's pronounced differently.

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This might be a person in the Olympics or something you wear in London.

A jumper is someone who jumps. A jumper is also a sweater in London.

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This can be a large piece of wood or something Captain Kirk might do.

Houses are made with beams. Captain Kirk would say, "beam me up, Scotty."

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This can be a flower or something you did after you sat down.

A rose is a flower. Rose is also something you did.

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This is a smoky sky or a bad fraternity practice.

A sky can be hazy. Hazing is an illegal fraternity practice.

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This is a turn around a track or something you have when you sit down.

You can take a lap around a track. You have a lap when you sit down.

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This can be a marine animal or something your Tupperware does.

A seal is a marine animal. Tupperware lids seal in your leftovers.

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This can be something common or a person in the military.

Something general is common. A general is a military leader.

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Your parents might have been this in the seventies and you have two of them.

People in the seventies were hip. You probably have two hips.

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Some animals have one and your car probably has one.

A rhinoceros has a horn. You use your car horn to signal others on the road.

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Dogs do this and trees have it.

Dogs bark as a greeting. Trees are covered in bark.

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This is a month and a permission.

May is the month between April and June. You may be allowed to do something.

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This is a metal and something you do to clothes.

Iron is a metal. You iron your clothes.

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This can be someone dull or what you do to make a hole.

Someone dull is bore. You can use a drill to bore a hole in something.

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This is a type of dog and a way to describe someone.

Husky is a breed of dog. You could also describe someone chubby as husky.

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This might describe hair or what you do when you want something.

Hair can be long. You can also long for something.

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This can be something a train does or something you store pickles in.

A train ride can be jarring. Pickles are stored in a jar.

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You can do this with a pen or see it on the road.

You can sign your name. There are many signs on the road.

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This can be a joke or a baby goat.

You can kid with people you know. A kid is a name for a young goat.

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This can be a crime or a flock of crows.

Murder is a crime. Murder is also the name for a flock of crows. Who knew?

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This can be used to describe a person or something you do.

A jerk is not a nice person. You can also jerk something back from someone or experience a jerk when you stop your car quickly.

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This is a place with rides or light skin.

Someone who has light skin might be called fair. A fair is a place like a carnival. Fair is also a description of something that is justifiable.

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This is an insect or something you can do.

A fly is an insect. You can also fly in a plane.

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You can go to one of these or do it to your car.

Going to the park is fun. You can also park your car.

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You can do this to the thing around your neck.

You can tie the tie around your neck. So, tie is a verb and a noun.

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You can do this to your nails while you find one in the office.

A file is a collection of materials in an office. You can also file your nails.

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You can have this at a picnic or a baseball game.

A pitcher throws the ball at a baseball game. A pitcher can hold lemonade at a picnic.

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This is a season and part of your mattress.

A spring is a metal coil in your mattress. Spring is also a season between winter and summer.

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This is something you do and something in your toolbox.

If you are afraid, you might bolt. You might find a bolt in your toolbox.

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This is a bit of money in England or a measure of weight in the grocery store.

Londoners use pounds to buy things. Americans use pounds to weigh things.

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This can be serious or someplace to bury someone.

Grave is a synonym for serious. Grave is also someplace to bury someone.

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This is the guy who marries the bride or something he does before the wedding.

The groom is likely to groom himself before the ceremony. In this instance, "groom" is a person and something one does.

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This can be a bird or an iron arm.

A crane is a type of bird. A crane can be used on a construction site to lift heavy objects.

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About This Quiz

They look alike, they sound alike, sometimes they even act alike... Wait. That's the theme song from a Patty Duke sitcom. We're talking about words. Homonyms to be specific.

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