|1.||one of a group of words pronounced in the same way but differing in meaning or spelling or both, as for example bear and bare|
|2.||a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another: ``ph'' is a homophone of ``f'' in English|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
Two words that sound alike. This category includes words that are spelled the same, such as trunk (of an elephant) and trunk (a storage chest), as well as words spelled differently, such as deer and dear.