Homonyms Quiz #5

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: August 27, 2015
First submittedJune 7, 2013
Times taken41,211
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Piece of wood
Bed coil
Playing card category
Men's business wear
Enclosure for a painting
Use false evidence
to incriminate
Four-sided polygon
Un-hip person
Cellular phone
Capable of movement
Street child
Spiny sea creature
Unit of length
Rhythmic pattern
of a poem
Center of the storm
Being here
To make a coin
In perfect condition
Equal score
Have faith in
Fund held
for a beneficiary
Part of an organ
Smoking tool
To write one's name
Acting ensemble
To throw forth
Piece of
cricket equipment
Type of
winged animal
To abandon someone
Unit of hair
Slang for toupee
Level 45
Oct 12, 2014
Got 'em all. Now I have to quit playing jetpunk. It's my rule.
Level 44
Oct 19, 2014
Nope. Only allowed to quit once you've mastered the Nations of the World quiz.
Level 53
May 1, 2015
I've mastered that and I still keep playing. :P
Level ∞
Jun 11, 2016
But did you get all the world capitals?
Level 59
Apr 11, 2017
Only allowed to quit once you've reached level 99.
Level 86
Apr 11, 2017
And that level doesn't even exist yet. JetPunk is the physical equivalent of Hotel California; you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
Level 59
Oct 18, 2014
"Foot" should be an acceptable answer for the unit of length/poem item.
Level 43
Oct 19, 2014
I love these too, but I'd love them even more if at least some of them were harder and with plenty of time. You know...instead of racing through them just to get a good time, it would be more like puzzling over a crossword clue, and the puzzling is fun too, and more satisfying when you finally get it (that's what she said).
Level 58
Oct 20, 2014
Not actually homonyms: mobile, mint, pipe, rug
Level 58
Oct 22, 2014
I thought the same.
Level 46
Jul 29, 2015
I think that's what polysemous homonyms are. Not sure though
Level 42
Jul 29, 2015
A pair of true homonyms is homonymous purely by a coincidence (just like leaves and leaves), they must have unrelated etymology.
Level 42
Jul 29, 2015
... eye, suit, meter...
Level 49
Jun 17, 2020
Yes, although I think for "eye" and "suit" the usages are so different as to make it worthwhile. I'm not sure about "metre", as both uses are about measuring. Not quite as close as "mobile" though!

Still, I'm not sure that it matters.

Level 85
Nov 12, 2019
Yeah, mint condition means just like when something was minted, usually figuratively following the numismatic sales pitch.

Frame, eye, rug and square are figurative uses following the literal use.

Pipe and mobile are examples of the same word, you're just thinking of them differently under specific constraints.

Level 71
Oct 21, 2014
got all but one with over two minutes to spare, then stared at my computer for two minutes before getting 'strand' for abandon / unit of hair with 3 seconds to go!
Level 58
Aug 12, 2016
The organ one got me for a while, but it looks like I wasn't the only one that got stuck on it! "OHH...that kind of organ!"
Level 71
May 23, 2018
I hear you! I was blazing through it by just looking at the word on the left side and guessing -- I think sometimes looking at both words can slow me down or confuse me -- but "strand" took me a good while to figure out. I kept thinking of some sort of official measurement or something.
Level 66
Aug 21, 2021
It took me a while to get hair... and then I thought what would I call one hair? Ah, got it!
Level 53
May 1, 2015
This is the first one of the homonyms quizzes that I got all of them! :D
Level 60
Oct 13, 2016
Great quiz!
Level 59
Nov 23, 2016
I was waaay overthinking the cricket equipment. Bat. Duh. Got it, but it took too long.
Level 67
Jan 5, 2020
Anyone else's first thought was flamingo? Haha (second was mallet/mallard, english isnt my language so I was pretty pleased to come up with that one eventhough I knew it was wrong immediately)
Level 66
Aug 21, 2021
My first thought was Pegasus.
Level 62
Apr 11, 2017
52 secs to spare
Level 59
Apr 11, 2017
But...It's hip to be square...
Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
I ve learned on another quiz that it's triangle... hip to be triangle..
Level 74
Feb 19, 2021
Yay, got them all!
Level 55
Mar 19, 2021
that bat answer didn't age well...
Level 67
May 11, 2021
How about "chamber" for the organ question? The heart has chambers and there are smoking chambers, too.
Level 55
Jun 4, 2021
Please could you * the sexism? Women wear suits too.

* Narrow channel / get rid of

Level 47
Aug 19, 2021
Grow up.
Level 54
Jul 25, 2021
Missed spring and strand