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#45 There are 645 meanings for the word run in English. Following a nine month study, Peter Gulliver, a lexicographer, concluded that the word 'run' has 645 meanings, making it the verb with the most meanings of all. #design #graphicdesign #illustration #information #informationdesign #infographic #fact #funfact #run #english #language #lexicography #linguistics #statistics #data #dataviz

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The journalist and author W. H. Davenport Adams (1828-91) established a reputation for himself as a popular science writer, translator and lexicographer. In this 1889 work, he traces the development of magic, alchemy and witchcraft in England from the fourteenth century and portrays some of the most important 'magicians'.

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Why words like ‘squee,’ ‘moobs’ and ‘YOLO’ really end up in the Oxford English Dictionary

The Internet records everything teens say, and lexicographers love it.

crash out ~phrasal verb ( LOSE ) informal to lose in a sports competition when you were expected to win


Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. The street is named after the founder of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Eliezer Ben‑Yehuda was a Litvak lexicographer and newspaper editor. He was the driving spirit behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era.


USA, 1958. Noah Webster, Jr. (1758-1843), was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education.


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