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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Homophone \Hom"o*phone\, n. [Cf. F. homophone. See Homophonous.] 1. A letter or character which expresses a like sound with another. --Gliddon. [1913 Webster] 2. A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright. Homophonic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

homophone n 1: two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)