Homographs are words that are written the same way, with the same spelling,
but which have different meanings.
is a pair of words, which are spelt the same way
but have different meanings and may be pronounced in different ways too.
Compared to homophones, which are often regional and dependant
on local pronunciations, homographs are more global in the sense that
homographs are homographs wherever you are in the world.
Homographs as not dependant on pronunciation.
Many verb and noun pairs are spelt the same but have different stress pattern.
Eg: frequent (verb) frequent (adjective)
The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
Lead me to the lead pipes.
The desert soldier decided to desert.
(Probably because he lost his ice-cream dessert in the oasis.)
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert
Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
How can I intimate that to my most intimate friend?
( This is an example of a common difference in the stress patterns of verbs , nouns and adjectives ending in -ATE )
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into the sewer.
The farmer taught his sow to sow some seeds.
I couldn't wind up my watch in the cold wind.
After a number of injections my jaw felt much number.
A tear ran down my cheek when I saw the tear in the famous painting.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
I had to put down my bow and arrow and bow to the queen
The editor was quite content with the content of the article.
I did not object to the object.
It took only a minute to view the minute cell through the microscope.