Definition of homonymic in US English:



  • See homonym

    • ‘The author may choose to use a specific word because it is polysemic or homonymic.’
    • ‘Here, she's playing off the homonymic quality of ‘poll’ and ‘pole.’’
    • ‘Medieval French was much less concerned with the problems of homonymic clash than subsequent stages of the language, and readily tolerated a plethora of homonyms which modern French has often officiously tidied up.’