Homonyms Quiz #4

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
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Last updated: June 11, 2016
First submittedJune 21, 2012
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Meanings
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Duck noise
Unqualified doctor
Quack
Card game
Fire prodding stick
Poker
Drinking vessel
To rob
Mug
To tussle
Discarded metal
Scrap
Celestial body
Celebrity
Star
To hurry
Fraternity
recruitment period
Rush
Half of a half
To billet
Quarter
Tall tale
Knitting material
Yarn
Body part
Keyboard instrument
Organ
Timber
To move clumsily
Lumber
Meanings
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Container for arrows
To tremble
Quiver
Sheltered from the sun
Untrustworthy
Shady
Bathroom compartment
To pause
Stall
Stem of a plant
To pursue furtively
Stalk
Source of water or oil
In good health
Well
Weighing device
To climb to the
top of
Scale
Vessel for holding liquid
Baseball position
Pitcher
Folding makeup case
Small car
Compact
To enter an airplane
Plank of wood
Board
Military level
Malodorous
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Level 22
Jul 29, 2012
Enjoyed it - thank you!
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Level 28
Aug 28, 2012
one of the best quizzes on here. good stuff!
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Level 78
Jun 5, 2014
Finally got 100% on one in this group. I have a sense of self-worth at last. :)
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Level 78
Feb 23, 2017
Just took it again and missed two. Back to being a loser. :)
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Level 67
Sep 29, 2014
Honestly I got only 2/20... Was too difficult for a francophone like me.
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2014
Weirdly, I was thinking the bathroom was the room with the bath in it, rather than one with toilets and no bath whatsoever. Missed 'stall' because I wasn't in American mode.
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Level 34
Feb 24, 2017
'Cubicle' actually crossed my mind (but it obviously didn't fit with the other part of the clue) - didn't think about the american word for it :/
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Level 52
Sep 28, 2018
ditto, only the US, i think, is shy enough to call a toilet a bathroom....
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Level 81
Feb 16, 2020
WC in England.
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Level 79
Mar 31, 2020
@someone2018 Not around here, it isn't.
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Level 53
Jan 20, 2019
Most American bathrooms have a bath (with shower) and a toilet in it. Although there are variations. One with just a toilet is usually called a half-bath.
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
so when you are in a store, or amusementpark or whatever, library, and you go to the bathroom/toilet, they have a bath in there? that seems... unlikely... (or on a train, imagine that !)
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
And I ve never heard: "I am going to the half bath" ..
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Level 72
Aug 2, 2020
yes, that one didn't make any sense to me either
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Level 72
Jun 14, 2016
This was fun! Looking forward to taking the rest of the series.
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Level 32
Aug 26, 2016
I couldn't figure out Lumber for the last minute or so, then it hit me with 1 second remaining! GOT IT!!!
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Level 36
Feb 23, 2017
Good quiz. "Organ" took me a long time for some reason.
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Level 55
Mar 6, 2017
How about "shadowy" for "shady"?
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Level 56
Apr 26, 2017
Accept "Bruno MARS" for celestial body and celebrity?
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Level 59
Sep 29, 2018
Aaaaagh! Forgot I was on an American site and so was thinking of bathroom in the British sense not the toilet US sense! Damn
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Level 31
Feb 16, 2020
In England they’re called homophones not whatever this is
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2020
Homophones is something else, sort of the opposite, they sound the same but are written differently. You can keep the words apart, by looking at the last part -phone is used in things having to do with sound.

Tail and tale is an example of a homphone.

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Level 34
Apr 21, 2020
It can be kind of confusing. When I first saw this quiz, I didn't think those were actual homonyms because I was thinking of homophones only. So, of course, I had to look it up. In English, homonym is a word that sounds the same as another word but differs in meaning. Homonyms can refer to both homophones and homographs. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning and is spelled differently. Homographs are words with the same spelling but having more than one meaning.
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Level 52
Apr 21, 2020
I don't think that the term "star" for an actor is a homonym of the celestial "star". Are the words not related? Isn't a movie star just a metaphor? They are like a sparkling ray of light, right? That's why we call them movie "stars" in the first place, because those people reminded Chaucer of stars in the sky.
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