wǔ noon; midday

Sounds same

wǔ (five) wǔ (martial)

Different tone

wū (crow) wū (house) wú (not to have) wù (do not) wù (fifth (ordinal))

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stroke order for 午
Stroke order for character 午, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Phrases

上午 shàng wǔ morning
中午 zhōng wǔ lunchtime
下午 xià wǔ afternoon

Also

端午节 Duānwǔjié Dragon Boat Festival

māo cat

Made up of [ quǎn dog radical 94, cǎo grass; herb radical 140, tián field radical 102]

Origin

The original cat radical has been changed to a general animal (as dog), the cat catches mice that eat grain in the field which explains the grass and field symbols
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