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Definition of English


  1. Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.
  2. See 1st Bond, n., 8.
  3. Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.
  4. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
  5. A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.
  6. 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.
  7. To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
  8. 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.

English Quotations

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Robert Benchley

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
Ronald Reagan

The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
Derek Walcott

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Theodore Roosevelt

I flunked my exam for university two times before I was accepted by what was considered my city's worst university, Hangzhou Teachers University. I was studying to be a high school English teacher. In my university, I was elected student chairman and later became chairman of the city's Students Federation.
Jack Ma
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English Translations

english in Afrikaans is Engels
english in Dutch is Engels
english in Finnish is englantilainen
english in French is anglais
english in German is Englisch
english in Hungarian is angol
english in Italian is inglese
english in Swedish is engelsk
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