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The Definition of - English (noun)

    adjective
    1.
    of, relating to, or characteristic of England or its inhabitants, institutions, etc.
    2.
    belonging or relating to, or spoken or written in, the English language: a high-school English class;
    an English translation of a Spanish novel.
    noun
    3.
    the people of England collectively, especially as distinguished from the Scots, Welsh, and Irish.
    4.
    the Germanic language of the British Isles, widespread and standard also in the U.S. and most of the British Commonwealth, historically termed Old English (c450–c1150), Middle English (c1150–c1475), and Modern English (after c1475).
    Abbreviation: E.
    5.
    English language, composition, and literature as offered as a course of study in school.
    6.
    a specific variety of this language, as that of a particular time, place, or person:
    American English; Shakespearean English.
    7.
    simple, straightforward language:
    What does all that jargon mean in English?
    8.
    Sports. (sometimes lowercase)
    1. a spinning motion imparted to a ball, especially in billiards.
    2. body English.
    9.
    Printing. a 14-point type of a size between pica and Columbian.
    10.
    a grade of calendered paper having a smooth matte finish.
    verb (used with object)
    11.
    to translate into English:
    to English Euripides.
    12.
    to adopt (a foreign word) into English; Anglicize.
    13.
    (sometimes lowercase) Sports. to impart English to (a ball).

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