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English meaning

EN[ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ]
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  • English may refer to:
  • English, an adjective referring to something of, from, or related to England
  • English language
  • English studies, the study of English language and literature
  • English language in England, a variant of the English language
  • List of dialects of the English language
  • English people, a nation and ethnic group
  • English national identity, an identity and common culture
  • English, Indiana, town in USA
  • English (surname), a list of notable people with the surname English
  • English (film), a 2013 Indian Malayalam film
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    Definition of English in English Dictionary

  • NounPLEnglishesSUF-ish
    1. One's ability to employ the English language correctly.
      1. My coworker has pretty good English for a non-native speaker.
    2. The English-language term or expression for something.
      1. What's the English for ‘à peu près’?
    3. Specific language or wording; a text or statements in speech, whether a translation or otherwise.
      1. The technical details are correct, but the English is not very clear.
    4. NC A variety or dialect of spoken and or written English.
      1. (printing, dated) The size of type between pica and great primer, standardized as 14-point.
        1. (Canada, US) Spin or side given to a ball, especially in pool or billiards.
          1. Put more English on the ball.
      2. VerbSGEnglishesPREnglishingPT, PPEnglished
        1. VT (archaic) To translate, adapt or render into English.
        2. AdjectiveCOMmore EnglishSUPmost English
          1. Of or pertaining to England.
            1. English-language; of or pertaining to the language, descended from Anglo-Saxon, which developed in England.
              1. Those immigrants Anglicised their names to make them sound more English. ‎
            2. Of or pertaining to the people of England (to Englishmen and Englishwomen).
              1. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.
            3. Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.
              1. an English ton ‎
            4. (Amish) Non-Amish.
            5. Proper noun
              1. (collective plural) The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen.
                1. The Scottish and the English have a history of conflict.
              2. The language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, North America, and other parts of the world.
                1. English is spoken here as an unofficial language and lingua franca.
                2. How do you say ‘à peu près’ in English?
              3. (Amish, collective plural) The non-Amish; non-Amish people.
                1. A surname​.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • It was precisely the hard-heartedness of these economic doctrines that the nineteenth-century English novelist Charles Dickens had satirized in Hard Times.
                    • How much longer are we English to assist foreign nations in misunderstanding us, by holding up that ridiculous lay-figure of our race known by the style and title of John Bull?
                    • "Roget" is the leading brand name for a print English thesaurus that lists words under general concepts rather than just close synonyms.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • English Navy squibs set fire to two dozen enemy ships in a Dutch harbor during the 16th century battle against the Spanish Armada.
                    • English gypsy Pat Skye Lee, twenty, is breaking centuries of tradition by marrying a nongypsy.
                    • English National Opera is a title freighted with implications, and that first adjective promises not only a geographical reach, but a linguistic commitment too.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • You can't hit it directly, but maybe if you give it some english.
                    • A master of simple, solid, apoetical, reportorial English.
                    • While I come from Chile, my friend is from England, so I had to learn to speak English.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Morphemes
                      • Suffixes
                        • Words by suffix
                          • Words suffixed with -ish
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                          • Proper nouns
                            • Singularia tantum
                              • Uncountable nouns
                            • Verbs
                              • Transitive verbs
                            Related Links:
                            1. en Englishy
                            2. en Englishry
                            3. en Englished
                            4. en Englishes
                            5. en Englishly
                            Source: Wiktionary
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                            Meaning of English for the defined word.

                            Grammatically, this word "English" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun, a proper noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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