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Questions tagged [homonym]

Puzzles may involve a homonym, a word that is said or spelled the same way as another word but has a different meaning. A riddle may describe an almost impossible phenomenon where there are two distinctly different answers that share a name when written or spoken.

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Now…where was I?

Below are some observations and random thoughts from a recent trip: A barrel maker passing on some oolong. Brimming with an unspecified amount. An unpretentious piggy. Astonished by ...
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Teapot Riddle no. 14

This is my first teapot riddle so hopefully all goes well. I am sure most people know the deal but for any who doesn't, there is one word with two or more meanings (two teapots). Try and figure out ...
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A tempting path for many

When I call, few resist. The way is secured. You can find your living, Mark your time, Or lose your liver. Though I can glitter, I am not just gold. What am I?
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I'm on your desk, On water, At water's edge, Mostly water, Best kept dry - What am I?

I'm on your desk, On water, At water's edge, Mostly water, Best kept dry Plug me, Turn me, Make me, Pour me, Pass me I'm usually female, Relative to whole, Relative to air, An acquired taste, Best ...
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I am the emptiness that fills - What am I?

Feel me rise in anger, I am the emptiness that fills, An obstruction, I may choke you, Yet many enjoy me. What am I?
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Check me out - What am I?

Check me out, Bark silently, Stamp quietly, I tire of giving clues, Should we start a band? How do I add bullet points? Something's coming! Duck! What am I?
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I am an ocean of scalding ice - What am I?

Here's an easy one: I am an ocean of scalding ice with seven siblings and many children, My fork is not for eating with and I like ponies! What am I?
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Three under one name - What am I?

Three under one name, quick three times, Once heralded as prime, I am still the first, I am deadly, and like no other, Is it warm in here? Am I making you mad? What am I? Hint:
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I can snap, bind and strap - What am I?

I can snap, bind and strap, Fight in wars, commit crimes, I can be rubber or brass, Hold together, and cut lines. What am I?
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I'm what you do when you're off on a trip - What am I?

I'm what you do when you're off on a trip, I am a proud parent to an off the block chip, You know me best when you've naught to do, You may find me when when you shouldn't too, I love games but ...
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Your car won't start? Don't look at me. (Another easy “What Am I?”)

Another "What Am I?" riddle: People think I'm abhorrent, but I'm just the first one they want to charge when there's been an attack! I'm just a slave to the machine, and I'll die without ...