- Oxford English Dictionary
The largest dictionary of the English-language is the Oxford English Dictionary. The printed version of the second edition (1989), now also available on CD-ROM, contains 21,543 pages in 20 volumes, comprising over 231,000 main entries. In 1993 a series of Additions Volumes, containing entries for additional vocabulary, began to appear: approximately 4000 new entries are produced annually. The longest entry is for the verb set, with over 60,000 words of text. The greatest outside contributor was Marghanita Laski (1915-88), with a reputed 250,000 quotations from 1958 until her death.