Homonyms Quiz #3

We give you a pair of definitions. You guess the homonym.
Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, but different meanings.
Includes both true and polysemous homonyms
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: December 7, 2019
First submittedAugust 1, 2012
Times taken33,367
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Sense of self-worth
Group of lions
Eye part
Seat of government
Uppercase letter
Pelvis part
Leaf gathering device
Unit of bread
To laze about
To bombard
Turtle's carapace
Type of precipitation
To salute or praise
Charge to enter a club
To record another
musician's song
Offspring born
at the same time
To improperly
dispose of trash
To look at
Part of the year
To flavor
To fish
Geometric property
Ursine animal
Stock market pessimist
Metallic element
Slang for police officer
Book part
Teenager who assists
at Congress
River's edge
Money storage location
Percussion instrument
Lock opener
Piano part
To raise
Level 22
Jul 29, 2012
Really, really good quiz - even though I did it so badly - brilliant!
Level 20
Jul 31, 2012
Very interesting slang for police officer. o.o!
Level 42
Feb 28, 2014
It's a Britishism
Level 78
May 22, 2014
It was used in the USA when I was a kid, but it was more often shortened to "cop". You still see it in some of the old movies. I always heard it came from the copper buttons or badges on policemen's uniforms, but some say it came from the verb "cop" as in to cop a ciminal. It may have originated in the UK but the term has been used in the US for a long time.
Level 71
May 5, 2016
I learned (perhaps incorrectly) that "Copper" came from badges made of copper, worn by the police.
Level 60
Jan 12, 2017
Cops and Robbers was a favourite game when I was a kid.
Level 77
Aug 6, 2017
My understanding was that "cop" was an acronym for "constable on patrol", which would seem to jibe with a 19th century British origin.
Level 44
Dec 10, 2015
How about "brass" ? That's the first slang/metal I thought of.
Level 21
May 5, 2016
Brass isn't a metallic element. It is a compound made of copper and zinc.
Level 72
Jan 16, 2017
I have heard Tin being used as slang for a police officer as well. It is a reference to the badge.
Level 13
Jul 31, 2012
Very interesting quiz! Never thought of 'rear' for butt and to raise.
Level 67
Aug 29, 2016
that's the only one that stumped me. sat there thinking about it for most of the allotted time
Level 67
Mar 7, 2019
I was stuck on it for awhile because I was thinking of the wrong definition of "to raise," as in to lift something.
Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
ow i saw rear, as in to rear ones ugly head, so did see that type of lift in it. Or how a horse rears on its hindlegs.

I took me a few times of reading your sentence that you meant that it meant something else too (I thought huh how do you mean wrong, that is correct). Like raising children, i would have never thought of that.

Level 20
Oct 13, 2012
Very nice!
Level 74
Aug 5, 2014
Cool quiz. 'Timepiece' and 'To look at' could also be 'clock'.
Level 73
Sep 6, 2014
How? I don't ever see this conversation happening...What are you doing tonight? Not much, probably "clock" a little TV.
Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
really.... most synonyms arent 100% interchangeable for every situation... just because something doesnt fit a single sentence you (deliberately?) picked out... That way you can discredit nearly every synonym,

I tried clock first too, and it isnt that obscure, because english isnt even my first language...

To clock is more like to have noticed, like i've seen it, check. You can clock a car that follows you. Or snipers in a building. So taking in the surroundings and noticing some important stuff. That is the best way I can describe it. (I guess it is originally from clocking the time on a stopwatch for a car doing a lap, as there too it has a sense of "caught" you caught the time)

Level 25
Sep 6, 2014
Enjoyed this one.
Level 72
Sep 6, 2014
Got 20 out of 20, with 2:23 left, but actually whizzed through the first 19 only to spend an inordinate amount of time on "to raise - butt". It being a word with several meanings, "to raise" slowed me way down, as first I was thinking of it as "to lift" as in "raise your glass", THEN went to "to increase" like "raise your salary" or "I'll raise that bet" - took a while to figure out the alternate "to parent" or "to grow" meaning... very cool quiz!
Level 58
Aug 12, 2016
Yeah, that was a good one. It's pretty obvious right away that there were multiple meanings of "to raise", but then I realized there are also multiple meanings of "butt"; all of which are a bit more obscure (to butt, as in what a goat does, or a butt as in a cigarette butt, etc.). Had to go through various options on both sides to figure it out eventually. Good job, QM. :)
Level 75
Jan 13, 2017
The irony that a quiz on homonyms uses homonyms to describe the homonym
Level 44
Jan 11, 2017
18/20, wasn't quite expecting to get that much... I did miss Rear and Hail though, no idea how I didn't think of them xD
Level 68
Aug 16, 2018
I'd say change it to 'play' another musician's song. 'Record' had me thinking of a producer or something. But nice quiz!
Level 78
Nov 19, 2018
I believe "record" is the correct term rather than play. As in - Aretha Franklin recorded a cover of Otis Redding's "Respect". She didn't just play the song.
Level 81
Sep 12, 2019
Cover bands cover other musicians night after night but may never record a single note.
Level 59
Mar 7, 2019
I can't believe how many people got the answer 'angle' wrong.
Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
to be honest I was thinking about a different kind of property... so I thought.... cube house?!? that cant be right haha. I only got it by trying to think of to fish again ( which I had initially given up) and only after coming up with angle I went like, ahhh that kind of property...
Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
Isnt a litter usually just about animals? If it had said animal offspring I would ve gotten it. Now I was thinking, twins, sibling, kin, trying to think something up with generation.. (and yes I know those wont fit the 2nd part, but no synonyms came to mind besides dump for that one>>)
Level 57
Apr 12, 2020
I may be wrong, but I believe that "property" is not the right technical term here. In mathematics, a property does not refer to a figure such as a shape or angle.