from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the same name.
  • adj. Of the nature of a homonym; homonymic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having the same name as another
  • adj. of or pertaining to a homonym

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the same name or designation; standing in the same relation; -- opposed to heteronymous.
  • adj. Having the same name or designation, but different meaning or relation; hence, equivocal; ambiguous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the same name; expressed or characterized by the same term.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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