5 English words with multiple meanings; Check them out!

multiple meanings

English words have multiple meanings too, have you ever imagined this? When words have multiple meanings, they are known as Polysemy. These words can be tricky but you can make out their meaning by reading and understanding the whole sentence.

Without any further adieu, let’s have a look at 5 such words that have multiple meanings,

FOUND

This word is an example of the past tense of a verb which is also an infinitive of a different verb.

The first meaning of this word is when something has already been located (founded).

For eg: I found a lot of chocolates in the fridge.

The second meaning is when something is established, proven, etc.

For eg: We want to found a new gaming company.

DATE

The first meaning of this word is a particular day of the month or a year.

For eg: Today’s date is 21st October.

The second meaning of this word is when a couple goes out for a romantic evening or a lunch; it is called a date.

For eg: Would you like to go out on a date with me?

The third meaning of this word is the person with whom you go out on a date.

For eg: John is my date tonight.

TYPE

The first meaning of this word is to like a particular thing, a person, or a particular quality of something.

For eg: I don’t like these types of t-shirts. They aren’t made of good quality material.

The second meaning is the kind of person you like or someone likes.

For eg: John is totally my type.

The third meaning is various kinds of printed letters.

For eg: Try writing in the bold type; Ariel is very common.

BARK

The first meaning of this word is a dog’s sound (bark)

For eg: My dog barks loudly.

The second meaning of this word is the outer covering of a tree.

For eg: Some types of barks are hard but they look beautiful.

SEASON

The first meaning of this word is the seasonal climate we experience every four months.

For eg: Winter is my favorite season.

The second meaning of this word is to add spices or salt and pepper to dishes.

For eg: I like my salad seasoned with lots of pepper.

There you go! These are 5 words that have different meanings so be careful when you use either of these!

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