I’ve just learned a cool term, “contranym.” It’s a term for a word that has two meanings that are opposite to one another.
Examples are such words as:
Overlooks: The hotel overlooks the bay. Opposite meaning: He always overlooks something in packing for his trip.
Cleave: To break in two or to bond together.
Bound: which means both “moving” and “tied up.” She is bound for San Francisco. She is bound and gagged.
Citation: and award or a penalty for behavior.
Apparently, other languages, such as Hebrew, have contranyms. Can you think of others in the English language?