Collecting homonyms (or homophones) is an excellent way to enlarge your vocabulary. Homonyms or homonymous words are words which, whether spelt alike or differently, sound the same but have different meanings; for example, a bow of a ribbon and an archer's bow; the bough of a tree and the bow of a ship. If you know the meaning of a given word, then collect homonyms for it, if you can. By associating the new homonymous words with a word your already know, you are more likely to remember the new word. And collecting and studying homonyms also improves your spelling (and is rather fun). In this article, the first in a series on homonyms, we collect homonyms for words that start with A and B.