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Puzzle ID:#2098
Fun:*** (2.37)
Difficulty:*** (2.39)
Category:Language
Submitted By:ChemicalBoy08*****
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



Which word in the English language has the most definitions?


Answer

set
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(user deleted)
Mar 03, 2002

someone care to tell me why? and the definitions?
historybob
Mar 03, 2002

I can't vuoch for it having the 'most' definitions but it does have a bunch of them: Transitive verbs 41: Noun (plural sets) 15 plus 9 more in set two: Adjective 6: SET COMPUTING Abbreviation of Secure Electronic Transaction. Total is 72!
dutchymonster*en*
Dec 16, 2006

I agree with Shea more info would be nice
(user deleted)
Sep 23, 2007

I thought the best answer for the teaser was "dictionary".
jntrcs*
May 09, 2008

i went to an online dictionary and looked up set and it said 1 of 35 and then i looked up run and it was 1 of 45 def. if someone else looks this up and agrees they might want to submit a correction



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