HAPPY NEW YEAR to my fellow book worms! You know how I enjoy the English Language, well I found a figure of speech that I had not heard of; HOMONYMN- what is it?
A Homonymn is a word that has two completely different meanings. Here are a few examples to give you an idea:
Tire: a rubber wheel to become exhausted
Fire: smoke and flames to lose one's job
Lead: to show the way a heavy metal
Bear: an animal to carry a burden
Tear: eye fluid to rip apart
Fine: not coarse a monetary penalty
File : to arrange alphabetically a tool to smoothen a surface
I often sit reading through my Thesaurus. What a wonderful tool, there is so much information in there, not only can you expand your vocabulary, learn the meaning of words, find alternate words for a particular word, you can also learn about figures of speech. The Engish language is complex! A dictionary doesn't always give you the information that you need.
Thesaurus is latin for "treasure house".