Agust´┐Żn Barahona recently said:

> Thank you. By the way, just a question: In Spanish language we all have only one reference dictionary in order to appeal to authoritative concrete meanings, i.e., the Dictionary of the Spanish Royal Academy (DRAE). Is there any similar dictionary in English Language?

In the UK the Oxford English Dictionary is the biggest. (Perhaps the biggest
English dictionary in the world with 500,000 words and 2.5 million
quotations?) It has always been been a descriptive dictionary saying how
words have / are being used, and does not act as an authority as to how they
ought to be used.

Tim

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