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Definitions of english

  1.   Collectively, the people of England; people or persons.
  2.   The English race collectively.
  3.   the discipline that studies the English language and literature
  4.   A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.
  5.   of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture; " English history"; " the English landed aristocracy"; " English literature"
  6.   Belonging to England or its inhabitants.
  7.   See 1st Bond, n., 8.
  8.   The people of England; their language.
  9.   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
  10.   The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
  11.   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.
  12.   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.
  13.   Belonging to England or to its inhabitants.
  14.   The language or the people of England.
  15.   Pertaining to England or its people.
  16.   an Indo- European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the US and most of the Commonwealth countries
  17.   Englishman.
  18.   To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
  19.   The people or language of England.
  20.   The people of England; the language of the English.
  21.   Belonging to, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the language or the people of England, or those descended from them.
  22.   ( sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
  23.   Of or pertaining to England, its people, or its language.
  24.   The language of England and of the English speaking peoples.
  25.   Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so- called Anglo- Saxon race.
  26.   the people of England
  27.   Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.
  28.   To translate into English.
  29.   To translate into the language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
  30.   The language of England or of the nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
  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. “ 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
  2. But don't be afraid; I shall not give you English tea. ” – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  3. You shall be as dear to me and as near as though you had been all English – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  4. “ " I perfect my English she said. ” – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  5. “ " Come in," she cried out, in English – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  6. English in it too." ” – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  7. “ I think I would like to call you Miss Dear in English after her. ” – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  8. “ Lots of English folks go there, as is nateral. ” – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  9. We have something of the same kind in English – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  10. “ " An English boat would have kept a better look- out. ” – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  11. Does anyone here understand English – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  12. “ 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
  13. “ What's the matter with English – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  14. “ " 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
  15. “ London is quite dull enough- but the country- and the English country, too! ” – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. “ " Their mother was English – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  17. “ That's the sort of people the English are. ” – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  18. You know I am English – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  19. “ For two years I scarcely heard a word of English – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  20. The English are coming! ” – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang

Idioms for english

  • ( The) Queen's English