bocks, box

The words bocks, box sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do bocks, box sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: bocks, box are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: noun

    Plural form of bock.

  1. :: noun

    A cable box.

  2. :: noun

    A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.

  3. :: noun

    The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.

  4. :: noun

    A square or rectangle: Draw a box around your answer.

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About Homophones

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.

If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").