How many words are in the English language?

In order to complete a programming project of mine, I needed a very large list of English words. What better source to use than an actual dictionary? I wrote a small script to scrape the dictionary and determine how many words there were and their respective part of speech.

Part of Speech Quantity
any 54614
adjectives 14608
adverbs 3138
nouns 30906
verbs 4938


“The Gutenberg Webster's Unabridged Dictionary by Project Gutenberg” Free Ebook, Accessed 8 Nov. 2022.