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7th Grade Language Arts / Lesson 4.7: Words With Multiple Meanings

Words with Multiple Meanings

Words can have more than one meaning.

Example:  The word "guard" means:

  1. shield (verb)
  2. watch ( verb)
  3. take a precaution (verb)
  4. person standing watch (noun)
  5. team position (noun)
  6. protective
  7. chain or band


Words with Multiple Meanings

When a word has more than one meaning, you can figure out the meaning from context clues. 

Context clues are the words or sentences that surround the word.