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Definitions of english

  1. the discipline that studies the English language and literature
  2. an Indo- European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the US and most of the Commonwealth countries
  3. ( sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
  4. 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
  5. of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture; " English history"; " the English landed aristocracy"; " English literature"
  6. Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so- called Anglo- Saxon race.
  7. See 1st Bond, n., 8.
  8. Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.
  9. A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.
  10. To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
  11. 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.
  12. Collectively, the people of England; people or persons.
  13. The language of England or of the nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
  14. To translate into the language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
  15. Belonging to, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the language or the people of England, or those descended from them.
  16. The people of England; their language.
  17. Englishman.
  18. Belonging to England or its inhabitants.
  19. The language or the people of England.
  20. Pertaining to England or its people.
  21. The people or language of England.
  22. Of or pertaining to England, its people, or its language.
  23. The English race collectively.
  24. The language of England and of the English speaking peoples.
  25. Belonging to England or to its inhabitants.
  26. The people of England; the language of the English.
  27. To translate into English.

Usage examples for english

  1. " Oh, yes, in English I have read him. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  2. That's so, Sara, for Mr. Glendenning said I spoke good English, or, at least, that because you were so wise was why my English was correct, something like that. – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  3. " Their mother was English. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  4. Does anyone here understand English? – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  5. I had no doubt he was her brother- he looked French, though he spoke English quite well and without accent. – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  6. London is quite dull enough- but the country- and the English country, too! – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. That's the sort of people the English are. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  8. The English are coming! – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang
  9. English in it too." – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  10. Lots of English folks go there, as is nateral. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  11. " I perfect my English," she said. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  12. " An English boat would have kept a better look- out. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  13. For two years I scarcely heard a word of English. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  14. What's the matter with English? – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  15. " Come in," she cried out, in English. – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  16. You know I am English." – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  17. You shall be as dear to me and as near as though you had been all English." – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  18. But don't be afraid; I shall not give you English tea. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  19. We have something of the same kind in English. – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  20. I think I would like to call you Miss Dear in English after her. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
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