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NOUN (4)

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;
[syn: English, English language]

2. the people of England;
[syn: English, English people]

3. the discipline that studies the English language and literature;

4. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist;
[syn: English, side]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people;
- Example: "English history"
- Example: "the English landed aristocracy"
- Example: "English literature"

2. of or relating to the English language;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

English \Eng"lish\, a. [AS. Englisc, fr. Engle, Angle, Engles, Angles, a tribe of Germans from the southeast of Sleswick, in Denmark, who settled in Britain and gave it the name of England. Cf. Anglican.] Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race. [1913 Webster] English bond (Arch.) See 1st Bond, n., 8. English breakfast tea. See Congou. English horn. (Mus.) See Corno Inglese. English walnut. (Bot.) See under Walnut. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

English \Eng"lish\, n. 1. Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons. [1913 Webster] 2. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries. [1913 Webster] Note: The English language has been variously divided into periods by different writers. In the division most commonly recognized, the first period dates from about 450 to 1150. This is the period of full inflection, and is called Anglo-Saxon, or, by many recent writers, Old English. The second period dates from about 1150 to 1550 (or, if four periods be recognized, from about 1150 to 1350), and is called Early English, Middle English, or more commonly (as in the usage of this book), Old English. During this period most of the inflections were dropped, and there was a great addition of French words to the language. The third period extends from about 1350 to 1550, and is Middle English. During this period orthography became comparatively fixed. The last period, from about 1550, is called Modern English. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type. [1913 Webster] Note: The type called English. [1913 Webster] 4. (Billiards) 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. [1913 Webster] The King's English or The Queen's English. See under King. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

English \Eng"lish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Englished; p. pr. & vb. n. Englishing.] 1. To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain. [1913 Webster] Those gracious acts . . . may be Englished more properly, acts of fear and dissimulation. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Caxton does not care to alter the French forms and words in the book which he was Englishing. --T. L. K. Oliphant. [1913 Webster] 2. (Billiards) 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. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

English adj 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 n 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 [syn: English, English language] 2: the people of England [syn: English, English people] 3: the discipline that studies the English language and literature 4: (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist [syn: English, side]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

328 Moby Thesaurus words for "English": Abnaki, Afghan, Afghani, Afrikaans, Ainu, Akan, Akkadian, Albanian, Aleut, Algonquin, Amharic, Andaman, Annamese, Anzanite, Apache, Arabic, Aramaic, Araucanian, Arawak, Armenian, Assamese, Austral, Avestan, Aymara, Aztec, Balinese, Baluchi, Bashkir, Basque, Batak, Bellacoola, Bengali, Berber, Bhili, Bihari, Bikol, Bini, Blackfoot, Brahui, Buginese, Burmese, Burushaski, Buryat, Byelorussian, Cantonese, Carolinian, Castilian, Catalan, Cham, Cheremis, Cherokee, Chibcha, Chin, Chinese, Chuvash, Coptic, Cornish, Cuman, Czech, Dafla, Dalmatian, Danish, Dinka, Dutch, Dyak, Edo, Efatese, Egyptian, Elamitic, Eskimo, Estonian, Ethiopic, Euskarian, Ewe, Faeroese, Faliscan, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish, Fox, French, Frisian, Fula, Fulani, Gadaba, Gaelic, Galcha, Galla, Garo, Gaulish, Geez, Georgian, German, Gold, Goldi, Gondi, Gothic, Greek, Guanche, Guarani, Gypsy, Haida, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindustani, Hittite, Ho, Hopi, Hottentot, Iban, Ibanag, Ibo, Icelandic, Igorot, Illyrian, Irish, Italian, Ivatan, Kachin, Kafiri, Kalmuck, Kamasin, Kamchadal, Kanarese, Kara-Kalpak, Karamojong, Karankawa, Karelian, Kashmiri, Kashubian, Keres, Ket, Khamti, Kharia, Khasi, Khmer, Khondi, Khosa, Khowar, Kickapoo, Kiowa Apache, Kirghiz, Kiriwina, Kodagu, Kohistani, Koiari, Kolami, Komi, Konkani, Korean, Korwa, Koryak, Kui, Kuki, Kumyk, Kunama, Kurdish, Kurukh, Kutchin, Kutenai, Ladino, Lahnda, Lampong, Lamut, Lao, Lapp, Latin, Latvian, Lettish, Libyan, Ligurian, Limbu, Lithuanian, Livonian, Low German, Lusatian, Luwian, Lycian, Lydian, Macedonian, Madurese, Magyar, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Manchu, Mandarin, Mandingo, Mangarevan, Manobo, Manx, Maori, Marathi, Maya, Meithei, Mende, Messapian, Middle English, Middle Greek, Middle High German, Middle Persian, Mishmi, Mishongnovi, Misima, Miskito, Mon, Mongolian, Mordvin, Mordvinian, Moro, Mru, Muong, Mura, Murmi, Muskogee, Naga, Nepali, Newari, Ngala, Ngbaka, Niasese, Nicobarese, Niuean, Nogai, Nootka, Norwegian, Oraon, Oriya, Oscan, Osmanli, Ossetic, Ostyak, Pahlavi, Palaic, Palau, Palaung, Pali, Pampango, Pangasinan, Pashto, Paya, Persian, Phrygian, Plattdeutsch, Polabian, Polish, Portuguese, Prakrit, Punic, Punjabi, Quechua, Romaic, Romansh, Romany, Russian, Ruthenian, Sabellian, Saharan, Sakai, Samoan, Sanskrit, Sardinian, Sasak, Selung, Serbo-Croatian, Shan, Shilha, Shluh, Siamese, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Slovenian, Sogdian, Sorbian, Soyot, Spanish, Sumerian, Susian, Swahili, Swedish, Syriac, Syryenian, Tagalog, Tagula, Tahitian, Tajiki, Takelma, Tamashek, Tamaulipec, Tavgi, Taw-Sug, Tigre, Tipura, Tocharian, Toda, Tuareg, Tulu, Tungus, Turkish, Turkoman, Uighur, Umbrian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Visayan, Vote, Votyak, Wa, Welsh, White Russian, Xhosa, Yakut, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yurak, Zenaga, Zulu, construe, render, transcribe, translate, transliterate, turn into
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

English 1. n. obs. The source code for a program, which may be in any language, as opposed to the linkable or executable binary produced from it by a compiler. The idea behind the term is that to a real hacker, a program written in his favorite programming language is at least as readable as English. Usage: mostly by old-time hackers, though recognizable in context. Today the preferred shorthand is simply source. 2. The official name of the database language used by the old Pick Operating System, actually a sort of crufty, brain-damaged SQL with delusions of grandeur. The name permitted marketroids to say ?Yes, and you can program our computers in English!? to ignorant suits without quite running afoul of the truth-in-advertising laws.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

English The official name of the database language used by the Pick operating system, actually a sort of crufty, brain-damaged SQL with delusions of grandeur. The name permits marketroids to say "Yes, and you can program our computers in English!" to ignorant suits without quite running afoul of the truth-in-advertising laws. ["Exploring the Pick Operating System", J.E. Sisk et al, Hayden 1986]. [Jargon File] (2014-06-27)
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

English, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 673 Housing Units (2000): 341 Land area (2000): 3.052318 sq. miles (7.905466 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.052318 sq. miles (7.905466 sq. km) FIPS code: 21214 Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18 Location: 38.335626 N, 86.460564 W ZIP Codes (1990): 47118 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: English, IN English