Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ready! (intentionally blank)! Go!

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the English word with the most different definitions has 464 different meanings. Not bad for a three-letter word, which has applications in hairdressing, filmmaking, hunting, tennis, surgery, sailing, mathematics, and yes, even radio broadcasting – where it can have one meaning on our end and another meaning on your end. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning – to name this versatile three letter word.

Answer: Set. The runner-up for most definitions is "run."

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