What are Antonyms and Synonyms?
Whenever we want to find word meanings, we open a dictionary. But often some people refer us to the thesaurus. It is like a dictionary that has words with their synonyms and antonyms.
Antonyms - These are the opposite of synonyms. Another word in the same language, antonyms are wording those meanings are precisely opposite to it. The word antonym comes from the Greek word ‘Anti,’ which means opposite and ‘onym,’ which means name. For example, the antonym of hot and up is cold and down.
In the English language, antonyms are very useful as it is easy to understand the context and meaning of a tricky word. It is possible when you know what the meaning of the opposite word is. For example, the word mundane, whose antonym is extraordinary or imaginative.
Synonyms - When two different words of the same language have the same meanings, we call both a synonym of each other. Whether the meaning of the word is not the same, we will still call it synonym if it has a relatively similar meaning in the context.
We call the words synonymous when two words are synonymous with each other. Let’s consider the example of the word JUMP. It has multiple synonyms such as hop, leap, bounce. It has the same or similar meanings.
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Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning.
Match words that are going in different directions.
Match the calm to the chaos words.
Match the words that are antonyms.
Draw a line to match words that have a contrary relationship.
We work on position and height words.
Right your own words that are antonyms to loud and run.
Write bright and warm words.
Create a list of words that counteract these.
Write the opposite of these words.
Write the opposite of the underlined word on the line.
Match the words in columns.
Find words that match the summer spirit.
These are very common words.
Homonyms are words which have the same spelling and
pronunciation as each other but different meanings and origins.
Use each word in a sentence to
show the different meanings.
How many different ways can you use this word?
Twist all of the meanings out of this word.
Unbox all the meanings you can out of this word.
Look at the pictures in Column 1. Match them to the pictures in Column 2
that show the opposite.
See if you can find a picture that goes somewhere else with it.
Synonyms are words that mean the same. Match the synonyms in Column 1
with Column 2.
Match words that mean the same thing.
Draw a line to match terms that have the same meaning.
Which words almost have the same meaning?
These are higher level vocabulary words.
Find the words that have a similar meaning.
Read the words in each row. Circle the two words that have the same
or almost the same meaning.
Write as many synonyms as you can for Happy.
How many words do you know that mean the same thing?
Write smaller words that match the meaning.
Students can dream up endless words for this one.
We are looking for emotional words.
Four words that we need similar words for.
Write synonyms for each word in the box.
Unscramble each pair of words.
Change the phrases below. Use one of your words in the place of "nice".
Change this word in the sentences.
Use one of the words you dream up in each sentence.
Change up the words in the sentences.
Write about something that makes you happy. Use your synonym
in the sentence.
Which word means the same thing?
Write about a small animal that you have seen.
Write about a time when you were mad.
Write about something that goes very fast.