Many Meanings: Noun or Verb

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10731

When we drove away from the diner, we found a fork in the road. Did it have tines or potholes? Was the diner a person or eatery? Videos, worksheet, and cards teach about words with different meanings!


Verbal Communication

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Think about the word bark.

  • Is this a noun (a person, place, or thing), or is it a verb (an action word)? Both? 
  • How would you figure out which is meant?

In this second of a series of five Related Lessons, found in the right-hand sidebar, you will learn that many words have more than one meaning.

The words you will learn about today can be used as a noun or a verb, depending on the sentence in which the word is placed.

First watch this Words with Multiple Meanings video (below) to learn more about multiple-meaning words. A parent or teacher should sit with you and read the slides of the video to you. Stop the video at 1 minute 37 seconds. You will come back to this video in the next lesson:


Can you think of some other words that can be used as a noun or a verb? Share your thoughts with your teacher or parent.

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