Most DefinitionsAccording to the Oxford English Dictionary:
"Modern English includes words from a wide variety of different sources around the world. Patterns of word-borrowing over time reflect the changing demography of its speakers; cultural and economic influences on Britain; the spread of English-speaking explorers, traders, and settlers; and encounters with other cultures."
The English language has one of the largest vocabularies of all the languages of the world. The Oxford English Dictionary contains more than 600,000 words.
Which word has the most definitions in the English language?
The word SET has the most definitions of any word in the English language.
SET has 464 definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Here's how the others stack up:
- RUN - 396 (defs.)
- GO - 368
- TAKE - 343
- STAND - 334
- GET - 289
- TURN - 288
- PUT - 268
- FALL - 264
- STRIKE - 250