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They all have two meanings, lol.

lol=laugh out loud.
lol=lots of love.

You see one word with two meanings. Lol. You can interpret it the way you like it best.lol.
what do you call two words with same pronunciation but different meanings? like weather-whether, week-weak, son-sun, sole-soul....
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homonym (hòm´e-nîm´, ho´me-) noun
1. One of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning.
2. a. A word that is used to designate several different things. b. A namesake.
3. Biology. A taxonomic name that is identical to one previously applied to a different species or genus and that therefore is unacceptable in its new use.
[Latin homonymum, from Greek homonumon, from neuter of homonumos, homonymous. See HOMONYMOUS.]
- hom´onym´ic adjective

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is there not a difference between two same words with different meaning and two different words with different meaning but is pronounced the same way?
"two same words with different meaning?"

Most words have various meanings.
You must convey or perceive a word's meaning through context.

Here is just one example out of many thousands of mulitiple meanings words:

bear (bâr) verb
bore (bôr, bor) borne (bôrn, born) or born (bôrn) bearing, bears verb, transitive
1. To hold up; support.
2. To carry on one's person; convey.
3. To carry in the mind; harbor: bear a grudge.
4. To transmit at large; relate: bearing glad tidings.
5. To have as a visible characteristic: bore a scar on the left arm.
6. To have as a quality; exhibit: "A thousand different shapes it bears" (Abraham Cowley).
7. To carry (oneself) in a specified way; conduct: She bore herself with dignity.
8. To be accountable for; assume: bearing heavy responsibilities.
9. To have a tolerance for; endure: couldn't bear his lying.
10. To call for; warrant: This case bears investigation.
11. To give birth to.
12. To produce; yield: plants bearing flowers.
13. To offer; render: I will bear witness to the deed.
14. To move by or as if by steady pressure; push: "boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).

verb, intransitive
1. To yield fruit; produce: peach trees that bear every summer.
2. To have relevance; apply: They studied the ways in which the relativity theory bears on the history of science.
3. To exert pressure, force, or influence.
4. a. To force oneself along; forge. b. To endure something with tolerance and patience: Bear with me while I explain matters.
5. To extend or proceed in a specified direction: The road bears to the right at the bottom of the hill.

bear (bâr) noun
1. a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground. b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
2. A large, clumsy, or ill-mannered person.
3. a. One, such as an investor, that sells securities or commodities in expectation of falling prices. b. A pessimist, especially regarding business conditions.
4. Slang. Something that is difficult or unpleasant: The final exam was a bear.
5. Slang. A police officer, especially one using radar to apprehend speeding motorists.
[Middle English bere, from Old English bera. Sense 3, probably from proverb To sell the bear's skin before catching the bear.]


"two different words with different meaning but is pronounced the same way?"

Words like that are called homonyms. [see the post above]

For example, bare is a homonym of bear.
It sounds the same, but it is a totally different word.

bare (bâr) adjective
barer, barest
1. Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked: a bare arm.
2. Exposed to view; undisguised: bare fangs.
3. Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration: bare walls.
4. Having no addition, adornment, or qualification: the bare facts. See synonyms at EMPTY.
5. Just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities.
6. Obsolete. Bareheaded.

verb, transitive
bared, baring, bares
1. To make bare; uncover or reveal: bared their heads; baring secrets.
2. To expose: The dog bared its teeth.
[Middle English bar, from Old English bær.]
- bare´ness noun


Here are two more words about words:

A Thesaurus is a book that is filled with synonyms.
You can use a Thesaurus to find alternate words with the same or a similar meaning.

synonym (sîn´e-nîm´) noun
Abbr. syn.
1. A word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other words in a language.
2. A word or an expression that serves as a figurative or symbolic substitute for another.
3. Biology. A scientific name of an organism or of a taxonomic group that has been superseded by another name at the same rank.
[Middle English sinonyme, from Old French synonyme, from Latin synonymum, from Greek sunonumon, from neuter of sunonumos, synonymous. See SYNONYMOUS.]
- syn´onym´ic or syn´onym´ical adjective
- syn´onym´ity noun


In fact, the homonyms bear and bare can sometimes be used as antonyms.
They sound the same but have opposite meanings.

My apple tree will bear many fruits in the late Summer,
but the branches appear dead and bare in the middle of the cold Winter.

antonym (àn´te-nîm´) noun
Abbr. ant.
A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word: The word wet is an antonym of the word dry.
[ANT(I)- + -ONYM.]
- an´tonym´ic adjective
- anton´ymous (àn-tòn´e-mes) adjective
- anton´ymy noun

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that was huge explanation thanks, but what about "BEAR" and "BEER" ? are they homonyms?
Do you pronouce the words bear and beer the same way?
Do they sound like exactly the same word when you say them?
If not, then they are not homonyms.

The answer is no, bear and beer are NOT homonyms.
They do not sound the same.

Bear rhymes with care.
Beer rhymes with fear.

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so it is just called rhyming words and no other name for it?
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