Definitions for Englishˈɪŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Eng•lishˈɪŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ(n.)
the West Germanic language of England: the official language of the United Kingdom and an official, standard, or auxiliary language in the U.S. and regions formerly under British or U.S. dominion, as Ireland, Canada, Australia, and parts of the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, and Oceania.
Ref: Abbr.: E 2
(used with a pl. v.) the inhabitants of England. natives of England or persons of English ancestry living outside England.
English language, composition, and literature as a course of study in school.
Category: Common Vocabulary
simple, straightforward language.
(sometimes l.c.) a spinning motion imparted to a ball, esp. in billiards.
Category: Sport, Common Vocabulary
Ref: body English.
a 14-point printing type.
a grade of calendered paper having a smooth matte finish.
(adj.)of or pertaining to England, its inhabitants, or the language English.
(v.t.)to translate into English.
to adopt (a foreign word) into English; Anglicize.
Origin of English:
bef. 900; ME; OE Englisc=Engle (pl.) the English (cf. L Anglī; see Angle ) +-isc -ish1
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
English, English people(noun)
the people of England
the discipline that studies the English language and literature
(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people
"English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature"
of or relating to the English language
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
English(noun)ˈɪŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ
the language spoken in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain
***Do you speak English?; ***to learn English
Oneu2019s ability to employ the English language correctly.
You can't hit it directly, but maybe if you give it some english.
The English-language term or expression for something.
Whatu2019s the English for u2018u00E0 peu pru00E8su2019?
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.
(countable) A regional type of spoken and or written English; a dialect.
To translate, adapt or render into English.
English-language; of or pertaining to the English language.
Of or pertaining to England or its people.
Of or pertaining to an Englishman or Englishwoman.
Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.
an English ton
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.
(collective plural) The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen.
The Scottish and English have a history of conflict.
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.
of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race
see 1st Bond, n., 8
collectively, the people of England; English people or persons
the language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries
a kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type
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
to translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain
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
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. It is spoken as a first language by the majority populations of several sovereign states, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations; and it is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states. It is the third-most-common native language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the European Union, many Commonwealth countries and the United Nations, as well as in many world organisations. English arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and what is now southeast Scotland. Following the extensive influence of Great Britain and the United Kingdom from the 17th to mid-20th centuries through the British Empire, it has been widely propagated around the world. Through the spread of American-dominated media and technology, English has become the leading language of international discourse and the lingua franca in many regions. Historically, English originated from the fusion of closely related dialects, now collectively termed Old English, which were brought to the eastern coast of Great Britain by Germanic settlers by the 5th century; the word English is derived from the name of the Angles, and ultimately from their ancestral region of Angeln. The language was also influenced early on by the Old Norse language through Viking invasions in the 9th and 10th centuries.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'English' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #619
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'English' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1342
Rank popularity for the word 'English' in Nouns Frequency: #587
Rank popularity for the word 'English' in Adjectives Frequency: #75
Translations for English
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of England or its inhabitants
three English people; the English language.
- inglêsPortuguese (BR)
- αγγλικός, ΆγγλοςGreek
- इंग्लैंड या वहां के लोगों काHindi
- 英国 (人) のJapanese
- anglų, angliškasLithuanian
- 英格蘭的，英格蘭人Chinese (Trad.)
- انگلستان کا یا انگلستان کے لوگوں یا زبان سے متعلقUrdu
- thuộc nước AnhVietnamese
- 英格兰的，英格兰人Chinese (Simp.)
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