|From:||Adam Walker <carrajena@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 14:22|
--- Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:
> A couplethree* questions for you all:
> 1. What are the most polysemous** words in English?
I've heard that "set" is the most polysemous word in
English with something like 64 definitions listed in
the most complete dictionaries. Of course some of
those would have to be fairly closely related defs,
but still you have
A set of china
Game, set, match
Set this on the table.
The gelatine set in 10 mins.
She set her hair.
We were set to go.
Turn the set on.
Then through confusion between _sit_ and _set_ you get
Come over and set awhile. or He set himself down on
Adam who isn't taking time to think of more examples
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