The words gored, gourd sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do gored, gourd sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: gored, gourd are homophones of the English language.
Simple past tense and past participle of gore.
Having a gore or gores.
Any of several trailing or climbing plants related to the pumpkin, squash, and cucumber and bearing fruits with a hard rind.
The fruit of such a plant, often of irregular and unusual shape.
The dried and hollowed-out shell of one of these fruits, often used as a drinking utensil.
off Slang Very foolish; crazy.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License, from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.