American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the same name.
- adj. Of the nature of a homonym; homonymic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the same name; expressed or characterized by the same term. In optics, the double images of an object produced by the eyes under certain conditions are said to be homonymous if respectively on the same side as the eye in which they are produced—that is, when the right-hand image is that produced in the right eye, etc.; if the images are on opposite sides, they are called
- Having the same sound, but different significations or origins, or applied to different things; equivocal; ambiguous; specifically, in philology, of the character of homonyms. See homonym, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the same name or designation; standing in the same relation; -- opposed to
- adj. Having the same name or designation, but different meaning or relation; hence, equivocal; ambiguous.
- adj. of or related to or being homonyms
- From Latin homōnymus, from Greek homōnumos : homo-, homo- + onuma, name; see nŏ̄-men- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The story centres around Ookami Ryouko, a high school freshman girl known for her fierce looks, unusual canine teeth when she smiles, and wild demeanour (her family name is homonymous with the Japanese word for "wolf").”
“(Her family name is homonymous with the Japanese word for "wolf.")”
“The book of James is "homonymous" because it was written by someone with the same name as the brother of Jesus, and does not claim to be written by Jesus' brother.”
“Liberals', who's primary theory is that property is most efeciently utilized by private ownership as described as synonymous (or at least homonymous) with socialist, who believe the exact opposite!”
“The great mass of the American Right is formed by the addition of homonymous multitudes, much as potatoes in a sack form a sack of potatoes.”
“Villa Traful is a green, hilly private valley bordering the spectacular homonymous lake.”
“But none of these homonymous duos served simultaneously.”
“It is important to note that it is homonymous with Ruvu's * Mulungu, "Creator" and its likeness has resulted in some wrinkles in the ethnographic record because investigators commonly did not recognize the distinction between * mulungu the "potentially evil spirit" versus * Mulungu "Creator.”
“In the latest OED, the general verb “pitch” as distinct from the homonymous verb that means to apply pitch has 24 senses and a vast number of subsenses, none of which seems to have much to do with non-melting snow.”
“Of course, the real question is whether existence is merely homonymous in the way in which ˜pole™ is.”
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