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Noun: English  ing-glish
  1. 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
    - English language
  2. The people of England
    - English people
  3. The discipline that studies the English language and literature
  4. [N. Amer] (sport) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
    - side
Adjective: English  ing-glish
  1. Of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people
    "English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature"
  2. Of or relating to the English language

Derived forms: Englishes

Type of: arts, country, humanistic discipline, humanities, land, liberal arts, nation, spin, West Germanic, West Germanic language

Encyclopedia: English, Sarah