words spelled the same, although perhaps pronounced differently; example: the present and past tenses of "read"--one pronounced "reed" and the other pronounced "red."
Homographs are one or more words that have the same spelling but differ in origin, meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, such as lean (fatless meat) and lean (bend).
words which are spelled alike but have different sounds and meanings (bow and arrow vs. bow of a ship)
Words with different meanings written the same but pronounced differently.
words which have the same spelling but which differ in meaning, e.g. bank (financial institution) and bank (of a river).
Terms that are spelt the same way but have different meanings.
Homographs (or Homonyms) are terms which have the same spelling but different meanings. In this thesaurus these are distinguished by a qualifier in round brackets (for example, apron (boat component) and apron (costume). They have also been used to distinguish terms that have a more common meaning outside the Waterways Object Names Thesaurus (e.g. pencil (oar)). The use of Homographs has been restricted within the thesaurus. Where they do appear, they may have an effect on computerized retrieval. This problem and a possible solution should be noted in recording guidelines for specific system being used to ensure adequate retrieval (for example, always query using a wild card symbol following the term).
Words that are spelled alike but pronounced differently and/or have different meanings.
Words that have the same spelling, but different meanings and origins. In the AAT, homographs are distinguished by qualifiers in parentheses.