English definition

ĭngglĭsh
Frequency:
To translate into English.
verb
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Of or relating to the English language.
adjective
10
4
Of, relating to, or characteristic of England or its people or culture.
adjective
7
3
A course or individual class in the study of English language, literature, or composition.
noun
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The people of England.
noun
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A translation into or an equivalent in the English language.
noun
6
3
A course or individual class in the study of English language, literature, or composition.
noun
3
0
(billiards, bowling, etc.) To give English to (a ball)
verb
3
1
The definition of English is someone or something that is from England.

An example of English is Queen Elizabeth II.

An example of English is the meal fish and chips.

adjective
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English means the language of the United States and England.

An example of English is the word music.

adjective
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The spin given to a propelled ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.
noun
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The West Germanic language of England, the United States, and other countries that are or have been under English influence or control.
noun
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The English language of a particular time, region, person, or group of persons.

American English.

noun
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To adapt into English; Anglicize.
verb
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4
Of the language of England and the U.S.
adjective
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2
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English is defined as the language spoken by people of England and the United States.

An example of English is the language most people speak in London.

noun
1
0
The English language of a particular time, region, person, or group of persons.

American English.

noun
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Bodily movement in an effort to influence the movement of a propelled object; body English.
noun
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The people of England.
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A translation into or an equivalent in the English language.
noun
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0
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The spin given to a propelled ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.
noun
0
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Bodily movement in an effort to influence the movement of a propelled object; body English.
noun
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(US) Spinning or rotary motion given to a ball around the vertical axis, as in billiards or bowling.

You can't hit it directly, but maybe if you give it some english.

noun
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English-language; of or pertaining to the English language.
adjective
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Of or pertaining to England or its people.

Those immigrants Anglicised their names to make them sound more English.

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Of or pertaining to an Englishman or Englishwoman.
adjective
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Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.

An English ton.

adjective
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(Amish) Non-Amish.
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The language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, North America, and other parts of the world.

English is spoken here as an unofficial language and lingua franca.

pronoun
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(collective plural) The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen.

The Scottish and English have a history of conflict.

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(Amish, collective plural) The non-Amish.
pronoun
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A surname​.
pronoun
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One's ability to employ the English language correctly.

My coworker has pretty good English for a non-native speaker.

noun
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The English-language term or expression for something.

What's the English for ‘à peu près’?

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Specific language or wording; a text or statements in speech, whether a translation or otherwise.

The technical details are correct, but the English is not very clear.

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(countable) A regional type of spoken and or written English; a dialect.
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(printing, dated) A kind of type, in size between pica and great primer.
noun
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(archaic) To translate, adapt or render into English.
verb
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To translate into English.
verb
1
2
To adapt into English; Anglicize.
verb
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1
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Of England or its people or culture.
adjective
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1
Of or pertaining to those residents of the U.S. and Canada who are not Amish.
adjective
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1
A characteristic way of using this language.

Broken English.

noun
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The equivalent in the English language; English translation.
noun
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1
A school course or class in the English language or its literature.
noun
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1
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(archaic) A size of printing type, 14 point.
noun
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To apply the principles of English pronunciation, spelling, etc. to; Anglicize (a foreign word)
verb
0
1
Of, relating to, or characteristic of England or its people or culture.
adjective
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2
Of or relating to the English language.
adjective
0
2
The West Germanic language of England, the United States, and other countries that are or have been under English influence or control.
noun
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2
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To translate into English.
verb
0
2
The West Germanic language spoken by the people of England and the U.S., and in the Commonwealth, Liberia, etc.
noun
0
2
The English language of a specific period or place.
noun
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2
(billiards, bowling, etc.) A spinning motion given to a ball, as by striking it on one side.
noun
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the English
  • the people of England
  • those residents of the U.S. and Canada who are not Amish
idiom
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
english
Plural:
englishes

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the English

Origin of english

  • Middle English from Old English Englisc from Engle the Angles

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English Englisc from Engle the Angles

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English Ænglisc (“of the Angles”), from Ængle (“the Angles”) +‎ -isc, a Germanic tribe. Compare German Englisch, French anglais and Spanish inglés.

    From Wiktionary