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Homonyms


U

Unix - see: eunuchs
URL - see: e'er -
urn - see: earn
use - see: ewes

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V

vain - worthless
vane - flat piece moving with the air
vein - blood vessel
vale - valley
veil - gauzy fabric
vary - to change
very - extremely
verses - paragraphs
versus - against
vial - narrow glass container
vile - despicable
viol - stringed instrument
vice - bad habit
vise - bench-mounted clamp

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W

WACs - members of the Women's Army Corps
wax - candle stuff
whacks - several blows
wade - walk in shallow water
weighed - weight was measured
wail - a cry
wale - welt; corduroy ridge
whale - large oceanic mammal
wain - a wagon
wane - decrease
Wayne - a man's name
waist - between ribs and hips
waste - make ill use of
wait - remain in readiness
weight - an amount of heaviness
waive - give up rights
wave - undulating motion
waiver - contract for giving up rights
waver - rocking motion
Wales - Western division of UK
wales - corduroy ridges
whales - a pod of ocean mammals
walk - perambulate
wok - Chinese cooking pan
walks - moves by foot
woks - salient feature of a Chinese kitchen
want - desire
wont - accustomed
war - large scale armed conflict
wore - past tense of wear
ware - merchandise
wear - attire
where - a place
warn - to advise of a hazard
worn - displaying evidence of use
warrantee - one who is protected by a guarantee
warranty - a guarantee
warship - naval implement of destruction
worship - revere in a religious manner
wary - cautious
wherry - light row boat
way - path or direction
weigh - to measure weight
whey - watery part of milk
we - us
wee - very small
We'd - contraction of "we would"
weed - like how our flowers won't grow
we'll - contraction of "we will"
wheel - what we keep reinventing
we're - contraction of "we are"
weir - a low dam - or a fence in a river for catching fish
we're - contraction of "we are"
were - past tense plural of "to be"
whir - prolonged swish or buzz
we've - contraction of "we have"
weave - to make cloth
weak - not strong
week - seven days
weal - a skin welt
wheel - what we in Silicon Valley continually reinvent
weald - a rural area
wheeled - having wheels
wield - to apply or use
weather - meteorological conditions
wether - a castrated ram
whether - if it be the case
weld - to join metal by melting its edges
welled - pouring forth
wen - a benign skin tumor
when - at a specific time
wet - watery
whet - prime
which - selection
witch - broomstick ridin' crones
whig - supporter of American revolution
wig - false hairpiece
while - during
wile - craft
whiled - passing the time
wild - untamed
whine - annoying cry
wine - fermented grape juice
whined - past tense of whine
wind - what you do to a clockwork
wined - drank well of spirits
whirled - rapidly rotated
world - Earth
whirred - made a whizzing or buzzing sound
word - a speech sound
whit - insignificant amount
wit - cleverness; sense of humor
whither - to which place - point - condition - etc.?
wither - shrivel up
who's - contraction of "who is"
whose - belonging to whom
whoa - equestrian directive to stop
woe - despair
whole - see: hole
wholly - see: holey
whore - see: hoar
whored - see: hoard
why - how come?
wye - the shape of the letter "Y"
won - see: one
won't - contraction of "will not"
wont - accustomed
wood - what trees are made of
would - will do
worst - least best
wurst - sausage
wrack - see: rack
wrapped - see: rapped
wreak - see: reek
wreck - see: reck
wrest - see: rest
wretch - see: retch
wright - see: right
wring - see: ring
write - see: right
wrote - see: rote
wrought - see: rot
wry - see: rye

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