Homonyms Quiz #8

We give you a pair of definitions. You guess the homonym.
Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, but different meanings.
Includes both true and polysemous homonyms
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Last updated: January 10, 2020
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First submittedJuly 21, 2014
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Meaning #1
Meaning #2
Part of the hand
Tropical tree
To go underwater
Seedy bar
Elongated back of
a dress
Said something
Part of a bicycle wheel
Part of a tree
Large suitcase or chest
Bricklayer's paste
Small artillery weapon
To misrepresent
one's poker hand
Narrow oceanic inlet
Ogre-like beast
To post infuriating
comments on the web
Bee product
To grow
Meaning #1
Meaning #2
Up to date
Flow of electricity
Measure of loudness
A book
To melt together
Bomb igniter
Teeming with
Slang for an
Funeral vigil
Waves caused by
a ship
Divine forgiveness
Place for horses
Not volatile
Preliminary version
Informant's info
Small quantity in
a recipe
A short run
Level 69
Dec 20, 2014
That moment you look at the answers and realize you could've gotten them all...
Level 31
Jan 11, 2015
Excellent quiz
Level 89
Mar 16, 2017
Grace would be more Divine help than forgiveness.
Level 80
Mar 20, 2017
Only in Roman Catholicism.
Level 72
Aug 16, 2020
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. No where in the Christian definition of grace does it mention forgiveness. Usually something like "bestowal of blessings'
Level 67
Aug 24, 2017
And to celebrate one of the answers, here's, written by Billy Strayhorn and performed by Sarah Vaughan.
Level 76
Aug 24, 2017
Any time I score 100% I think it's a great quiz. This is a great quiz, QM.
Level 84
Aug 26, 2017
I'll second that! :-) Finally got "wax" with 0:02 remaining. Whew!
Level 60
Aug 24, 2017
I've never heard of a drunk person being referred to as being lush. Could just be a US thing, I suppose.
Level 78
Aug 24, 2017
I've never heard the term used either, despite having lived in the U.S. my entire life. Perhaps it's regional? I can only speculate.
Level 71
Aug 27, 2017
Go on drinking sprees and you will get called it!
Level 66
Aug 24, 2017
Level 52
Aug 24, 2017
In that case, it tends to be used as a noun - "S/He's a lush" as opposed to an adjective.
Level 85
Jul 29, 2018
Probably a bit old-fashioned, I'd say.
Level 78
Nov 21, 2019
Never heard of this meaning for lush.
Level 76
Oct 30, 2021
I live in the midwest US and I've heard it from my older, boomer family members. Not something I've heard anyone younger than about 50 say, so I think it's a phrase that's dying out a bit. My mom always says, "You lush!" if I get drunk lol.
Level 52
Aug 24, 2017
Narrow inlet is a pretty inaccurate way to describe a sound. At least where I live in NC, a sound is very large oceanic inlet, much larger than a fjord and even a bay.
Level 74
Aug 25, 2017
and bay could also be a noise, as in baying hounds
Level 83
Oct 30, 2021
Level 74
Oct 31, 2021
thirded. I tried bay before coming up with sound.
Level 71
Aug 27, 2017
I have to agree, for instance: Puget Sound covers 1.6 million acres and has 2,500 miles of shoreline.
Level 74
Oct 31, 2021
And Long Island Sound is over 800,000 acres.
Level 71
Aug 27, 2017
I liked this quiz, variety of questions and answers, one or two on the tip of my tongue when the time ran out ...... never mind eh?
Level 76
Oct 30, 2021
Yay, I'm an answer :)
Level 74
Oct 31, 2021
Fun quiz, as usual. but to pick a nit, a locomotive is just the engine. The train includes all the cars that trail behind (or in front of) the locomotive. That's where train of a dress comes from - because it trails behind.
Level 64
Feb 9, 2022
Missed mortar, grace, and tip. Originally when I took this a long time ago I got only 11 but got tip that time