| Definition -
(Aka contranym |
Janus word |
A word that can mean opposite things — more precisely, a word that has a homograph that is an antonym.
(1) cleave (to cut apart) and cleave (to seal together)
(2) dust (remove dust) and dust (apply dust, say for fingerprints)
(3) moot (arguable) and moot (not worthy of argument)