Lexicographers professional and amateur as well as lexicophiles might find this of interest. The folks at the Oxford English Dictionary have opened up their online dictionary to the public. I doubt that this will be the permanent state of things; the OED is surely trying to attract more subscribers with such a tease.
At any rate, here is the entry for the word English, which I wager is a bit longer than you expect. Check it out while you still can.