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Glossary of Homonyms

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mail
letters, cards, and packages sent through the post office
bough
a thick branch on a tree
bow
to bend low as a sign of respect or to accept applause.
The whole cake was eaten by the hungry students.
She tripped and fell in the hole.
The students were divided into pairs for the project.
The pear that I ate for lunch was very tasty.
their
belonging to or to do with them
heal
to cure someone or make the person healthy
there
that place
bare
wearing no clothes; empty
red
one of the primary colors along with blue and yellow
Our teacher told us to bow at the end of our performance.
Since it was strong, we used the bough of the tree to hold the swing.
bear
a large, heavy mammal with thick fur
hole
a hollow place
break
to damage something so that it is in pieces or no longer useful
brake
a device to stop or slow down a vehicle
whole
entire or total
pear
a juicy, sweet, yellow, green, red, or brown fruit with a smooth skin
The cabinet was bare and without any snacks for the hungry children.
The bear is a wild animal and should not be taunted.
pair
two things that go together
he'll
the contraction for the words "he will"
they're
contraction for the words "they are"
read
looked at written words to understand their meaningings
Young children will often break toys because they play too rough with them.
We used the brake when we drove the go-carts.
The mail is delivered around one o'clock everyday.
The male was seen leaving the store with an ice cream cone.
The student read the book in orer to answer the homework questions.
The book was bright red in color.
They're going to the store after the movie.
We will go over there.
heel
the back part of the foot
Their dog is always in out yard.
He'll be late for the party.
male
a person or animal that is a boy or man
Their dog is always in our yard.
He'll be late for the party.
The doctor said that the broken arm would heal.
My heel was sore after the race.

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