Definitions for Englishˈɪŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. English, English language(noun)

    an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries

  2. English, English people(noun)

    the people of England

  3. English(noun)

    the discipline that studies the English language and literature

  4. English, side(adj)

    (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

  5. English(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people

    "English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature"

  6. English(adj)

    of or relating to the English language

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. English(Noun)

    Oneu2019s ability to employ the English language correctly.

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

  2. English(Noun)

    The English-language term or expression for something.

    Whatu2019s the English for u2018u00E0 peu pru00E8su2019?

  3. English(Noun)

    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.

  4. English(Noun)

    (countable) A regional type of spoken and or written English; a dialect.

  5. English(Verb)

    To translate, adapt or render into English.

  6. English(Adjective)

    English-language; of or pertaining to the English language.

  7. English(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to England or its people.

  8. English(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an Englishman or Englishwoman.

  9. English(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.

    an English ton

  10. English(ProperNoun)

    The language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America, and other parts of the world.

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

  11. English(ProperNoun)

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

    The Scottish and English have a history of conflict.

  12. english(Noun)

    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.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. English(adj)

    of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race

  2. English(adj)

    see 1st Bond, n., 8

  3. English(noun)

    collectively, the people of England; English people or persons

  4. English(noun)

    the language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries

  5. English(noun)

    a kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type

  6. English(noun)

    a twist or spinning motion given to a ball in striking it that influences the direction it will take after touching a cushion or another ball

  7. English(verb)

    to translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain

  8. English(verb)

    to strike (the cue ball) in such a manner as to give it in addition to its forward motion a spinning motion, that influences its direction after impact on another ball or the cushion

  9. Origin: [AS. Englisc, fr. Engle, Angle, Engles, Angles, a tribe of Germans from the southeast of Sleswick, in Denmark, who settled in Britain and gave it the name of England. Cf. Anglican.]

The New Hacker's DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. English

    1. n. obs. The source code for a program, which may be in any language, as opposed to the linkable or executable binary produced from it by a compiler. The idea behind the term is that to a real hacker, a program written in his favorite programming language is at least as readable as English. Usage: mostly by old-time hackers, though recognizable in context. Today the preferred shorthand is simply source. 2. The official name of the database language used by the old Pick Operating System, actually a sort of crufty, brain-damaged SQL with delusions of grandeur. The name permitted marketroids to say “Yes, and you can program our computers in English!” to ignorant suits without quite running afoul of the truth-in-advertising laws.

Freebase

  1. English Language

    English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. It is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states, the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, and a widely spoken language in countries in the Caribbean, Africa, and southeast Asia. It is the third most common native language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish. It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of many other world and regional international organisations. English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the fifth century, are called Old English. Middle English began in the late 11th century with the Norman conquest of England. Early Modern English began in the late 15th century with the introduction of the printing press to London and the Great Vowel Shift.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'English' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #619

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'English' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1342

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'English' in Nouns Frequency: #587

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'English' in Adjectives Frequency: #75


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