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. the people of England
  5. 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
  6. of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture; " English history"; " the English landed aristocracy"; " English literature"
  7. Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so- called Anglo- Saxon race.
  8. See 1st Bond, n., 8.
  9. Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.
  10. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
  11. A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.
  12. 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.
  13. To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
  14. 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.
  15. Collectively, the people of England; people or persons.
  16. The language of England or of the nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
  17. To translate into the language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
  18. Belonging to, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the language or the people of England, or those descended from them.
  19. The people of England; their language.
  20. Englishman.
  21. Belonging to England or its inhabitants.
  22. The language or the people of England.
  23. Pertaining to England or its people.
  24. The people or language of England.
  25. Of or pertaining to England, its people, or its language.
  26. The English race collectively.
  27. The language of England and of the English speaking peoples.
  28. Belonging to England or to its inhabitants.
  29. The people of England; the language of the English.
  30. To translate into English.
  31. Of or pert. to.

Quotes of english

  1. English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power. – Bernhard von Bulow
  2. The English may not always be the best writers in the world, but they are incomparably the best dull writers. – Raymond Chandler
  3. You know, nobody eats in England. Three or four pints of English beer a night fills you. I can't say I'm very impressed with the food in America. it's all sort of bland. Like turkey sandwiches. – Anne Dudley
  4. Sonnets are guys writing in English imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited. – Steve Earle
  5. Me fail english Thats unpossible. – Matt Groening
  6. The English it must be owned) are rather a foul -mouthed nation. – William Hazlitt
  7. If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. – Doug Larson
  8. The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English language as in the French. – Wilfrid Laurier
  9. English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different. – Bai Ling
  10. We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television. – Richard O'Brien
  11. The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head. – Wilfred Owen
  12. Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard. – Pope John Paul II
  13. Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them. – Terry Pratchett
  14. The French want no -one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction. – Alexis de Tocqueville

Usage examples for english

  1. " Their mother was English – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  2. You shall be as dear to me and as near as though you had been all English – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  3. London is quite dull enough- but the country- and the English country, too! – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. We have something of the same kind in English – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  5. " 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
  6. What's the matter with English – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  7. The English are coming! – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang
  8. English in it too." – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  9. Lots of English folks go there, as is nateral. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  10. But don't be afraid; I shall not give you English tea. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  11. " An English boat would have kept a better look- out. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  12. " Come in," she cried out, in English – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Does anyone here understand English – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  16. For two years I scarcely heard a word of English – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  17. I think I would like to call you Miss Dear in English after her. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  18. You know I am English – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  19. " I perfect my English she said. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  20. That's the sort of people the English are. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham

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