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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

The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach 'one language.' No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
Al Sharpton

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

In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don't force it. You just don't force love, you don't force falling in love, you don't force being in love - you just become. I don't know how to say that in English, but you just feel it.
Juan Pablo Galavis

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

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
Winston Churchill
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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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