Homonyms Quiz #6

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 taken26,319
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Duck or platypus
body part
Draft of a law
Divisible by two
Flat and level
Musical tone
Short letter
Soft feathers
Descending direction
Place to sit
Head of a committee
To become submerged
Get smaller
Slang for psychiatrist
To make yarn
Military cafeteria
Water bottle
Young woman
Fail to hit a target
Longer work of fiction
Certain culinary herb
Campus courtyard
Muscle of the leg
Stick used as a whip
To exchange
Religious building
Part of the head
Chemical curl
To draw away liquid
Part of a candle
To remind incessantly
Old, useless horse
Person who talks
with spirits
Between rare and
well done
Level 47
Sep 8, 2014
Got stuck on thinking 'dome' for religious building and part of the head...d'oh!
Level 62
Jan 2, 2018
Level 82
Oct 27, 2014
Cantina... cantine? How the heck do you spell that?!
Level 58
Nov 8, 2014
A military cafeteria is called a mess. I have heard canteen used before as an alternative to cafeteria, but it's just an alternate for a generic cafeteria. Specifying military cafeteria makes the answer incorrect.
Level 45
May 26, 2017
You wouldn't call a water bottle a Mess tough.
Level 59
May 26, 2017
School cafeteria would have been a better clue.
Level 52
May 26, 2017
If you dont like the clue, dont take the quiz. More than half got it right with this clue. Stop whining.
Level 80
May 26, 2017
I think "British for 'cafeteria'" might have been a better clue.
Level 59
May 28, 2017
To me as an old Brit, a canteen was always a cafeteria located inside a factory or office or similar i.e. private, not public.
Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
To me, going of the word kantine in dutch, it is the place to eat in school, or in factories. Not a commercial place/ a shop by itself located somewhere in the city.
Level 52
Sep 28, 2018
as a kid, back in the dark ages, we ate school lunches in the canteen (although being a Pom, we called it dinner.... took our dinner money to school on Monday for the week)
Level 82
Nov 12, 2019
It's more of a snack store, like a gedunk.

Or more often, just that water bottle in military lingo.

Level 54
Nov 8, 2014
I'm not sure about 'permanent'. It's a perm which I think is actually short for 'permanent wave' - you wouldn't ask a hairdresser for a permanent surely!
Level 53
Dec 20, 2014
Yes, in fact, you would. "I'd like a permanent, please" is pretty much what you'd say.
Level 79
May 26, 2017
I would never ask a hairdresser for a permanent. I look ridiculous enough as it is.
Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
Does it look like a lampshade?
Level 82
Nov 12, 2019
For that matter, it's temporary. Lasts longer than bed curlers and irons though.
Level 68
Nov 8, 2014
100% with 42 seconds to spare.
Level 58
May 31, 2017
Great quiz, but it seems like a crazy amount of time allowed, no? I finished easily (and I'm a slow typer) in less than a minute and a half.
Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
not sure if it fits 100% but I thought of flog, for a whip and exchange, it means to sell, and technically you exchange stuff, goods for money..
Level 37
Aug 17, 2019
Growing up, the Canteen was the food/drygoods store where government officers did their grocery shopping each month.
Level 82
Nov 12, 2019
Nag as a verb comes from the term of describing a woman, usually the wife, as an old nag.