Homonyms Quiz #9

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: September 10, 2017
First submittedMarch 18, 2017
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Meaning #1
Meaning #2
Answer
Stumble
Voyage
Trip
Viewed
Lumberjack tool
Saw
Burial place
Serious indeed
Grave
French fry, to some
Poker necessity
Chip
Be recumbent
Commit perjury
Lie
Command
Opposite of chaos
Order
Conflagration
Make redundant
Fire
Stood up
Common flower
Rose
Of high quality
Monetary penalty
Fine
Hunter's prey
Place to get rocks
Quarry
Meaning #1
Meaning #2
Answer
Disgusting
Twelve dozen
Gross
Blunt weapon
Social association
Club
Armoire, e.g.
Group of top advisors
Cabinet
Employ an index finger
Sharp tip
Point
Column's counterpart
Paddle a boat
Row
Wooden roof supporter
Ray of light
Beam
Rectangular container
Engage in pugilism
Box
Dossier
Prison escapee's tool
File
Grotto, e.g.
To surrender
Cave
Apartment
Not curvy
Flat
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Level 35
Mar 19, 2017
To make someone redundant is to fire them . Makes sense to me. Also, excellent quiz I got 20/20.
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Level 72
Mar 20, 2017
i got it only because I knew what a conflagration was...but otherwise, to me 'make redundant' would be something like "Repeat." It certainly isn't an American term that I am aware of. Perhaps a common usage in another country?
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2019
how is it like repeat? I cant even fathom a connection there. ?
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2017
I can understand some confusion with redundant & fire. I am British and have been made redundant many years ago when my employer went out of business. I usually consider "to fire" someone as in ending their employment because of some misdemeanour rather than through lack of work. I got it though & realise that even in different parts of UK the exact meanings could be different. It was a fun quiz. I didn't know what "armoire" was so I missed out on that question.
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Level 63
Sep 11, 2017
So you or your job were duplicated when you got fired? This still makes no sense to me.
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Level 53
Sep 12, 2017
Two or more people do the same job. The company wishes to save money, so declares one of the people to be "redundant", and dismisses them.
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Level 82
Jul 16, 2018
one sense would be redundancy by duplication but also the redundant position could be due to that line of work just no longer existing therefore the person is dismissed from the position - so it made sense to me. fired does have the connotation of poor/bad behaviour though so the clue could change to reflect that.
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2019
@ctlengwhat does being made redundant has to do with duplication? Redundant means that there is no use for something anymore Not copying/cloning stuff...

(Like getting a mobile phone sort makes having a stationary phone with a landline redundant. Or a microwave oven can make a microwave and/or oven redundant. There is no use for it anymore because you got something new that does the job, usually beter or does the old job plus more)

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Level 75
Sep 7, 2017
I'm not British but I got the fire one. Also, any chance you can accept "bureau" for armoire/group of advisors?
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Level 48
Sep 13, 2017
If we ask French, Bureau means Desk, Armoire literally means Wardrobe/Cabinet
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Level 66
Sep 10, 2017
Hunter's prey: Target. i have purchased small rocks at Target.
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Level 69
Sep 10, 2017
Super fun!
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Level 71
Sep 12, 2017
In Britain you can be made redundant when the company no longer has a requirement for the job you perform. Being fired is because you are not performing well or are guilty of misconduct. Both result in being unemployed but are a little different.

Historically if a person was fired it was because of misconduct and the employer would take their tools from them and burn them - hence "fired". If they had not behaved badly their tools would be handed to them in a sack to take to another job hence the term "getting the sack"

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Level 56
Oct 10, 2019
Engage in pugilism was my favorite clue. Good quiz, thanks.