What are some examples of contranyms?
Asked by occ (3971 ) March 25th, 2007
I've heard that "cleave" is a contranym--a word that means two different things, and the meanings are opposites (you can cleave something in two to break it, or you can cleave to something in order to stick together). I recall hearing another example of a word that can mean either a red color or a white color. I can't remember the word. Does anyone know? Or know of other examples of contranyms?
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