from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or characterized by many meanings: highly polysemous words such as play and table.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having multiple meanings or interpretations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having many meanings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of words; having many meanings
From Late Latin polysēmus, from Greek polusēmos : polu-, poly- + sēma, sign.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin polysēmus, from Ancient Greek πολύσημος (polusēmos), from πολύς (polus, "many") + σημαίνω (sēmainō, "I signify, mean"). (Wiktionary)