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Old 12-11-2011, 09:00 AM
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English words with three or more completely unrelated meanings

The word "band" has at least three distinct meanings:

1. A group of people engaged in a cooperative pursuit, such as a musical group or a band of thieves.

2. A strap or belt intended to carry a tension load

3. A frequency interval

Obviously, "distinct" is a matter of opinion, but what are some other English words with at least three distinct meanings? What is the English word that has the most distinct meanings?
 

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