Fun Word Game

crosswordA few years back, I started a list of English words that have 2 or more completely unrelated meanings. Obviously, those crossword puzzles I’ve been doing all these years have pushed my already nerdy brain into ever more nerdier territory. Anyway, I wanted to find out just how many multiple-meaning words there are. To keep the list manageable, I didn’t include jargon, slang, names, or specialized words. And they had to be pronounced and spelled exactly alike. And now I have a list of 314 words. Here are some of them:

account
adder
admission
admit
article
ball
band
bank
bar
bark
bat
battery
bay
beam
bear
bearing
bee
better
bid
blazer
block
blow
bluff
board
bolt
bound
box
bridge
bright
broad
brood
burn
bust
bustle

Your turn! Can you think of any more?

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