Record vs record

Record vs record

Record and record  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words record and record, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences.  A record (REK kord) is a permanent account of something or an official document, a database of information or verified statistics. A record may be the statistic of the top performance of an event or skill. A record may …

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Intimate vs intimate

Intimate and intimate  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words intimate and intimate, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences.  Intimate (IN tih mutt) may be used as an adjective to mean familiar, physically or emotionally close, very friendly, or deeply connected. Intimate may describe a feeling evoked by a setting or a thing or the relationship between two …

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Extract vs extract

Extract and extract  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words extract and extract, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences.  Extract (ex TRACKT) is a verb that means to remove or obtain something through force; to distill or otherwise separate a substance from its source; to distill an idea from a large body of information; or to choose a …

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Pussy vs pussy

Pussy and pussy  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words pussy and pussy, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences.  Pussy (POO see) is a nickname for a cat or a catkin of the pussy willow. Today, when referring to a cat, the terms are usually combined as in pussy cat, because pussy is also a slang term for …

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Row vs row

Row and row  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words row and row, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences. Row (row) is a British term for a noisy disagreement, argument, or fight. The word row is a slang term that came into use at Cambridge University in the mid-1700s, perhaps from the word rousel, meaning a bout of drinking. Row (roh) is …

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Pasty vs pasty

Pasty and pasty  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words pasty and pasty, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences. A pasty (PASS-tee) is a savory English meat pie full of meat and vegetables. The pasty is most associated with the Cornwall region and was popular with miners. The word pasty is derived from the Old French word, paste, …

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Read vs read

Read and read  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words read and read, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences. Read (reed) means to look at printed symbols and interpret their meaning. The word read may be used figuratively to mean to discern the gist of a situation. Read may be used as a noun or a transitive verb, which is a …

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Unionized vs unionized

Unionized and unionized  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words unionized and unionized, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences. Unionized (YOU yun eyezd) describes a group of people who have formed a labor union. A labor union is a coalition of workers who bargain as a unit with employers for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Unionized is …

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Conduct vs conduct

Conduct and conduct  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words conduct and conduct, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences. Conduct (kun DUKT) is a verb that means to guide, lead, organize, or direct something or someone. For instance, one may conduct a tour of a building, conduct an experiment, or conduct an orchestra. Conduct may also refer to …

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Lather vs lather

Lather and lather  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words lather and lather, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences. Lather (LAA thur) means 1.) the foam produces by soap bubbles; 2.) the frothy sweat produced on an animal such as a horse; 3.) an emotional state of excitement; 4.) the act of producing a foam of soap bubbles; …

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