Meaning of ENGLISH in English

[En.glish] adj [ME, fr. OE englisc, fr. Engle (pl.) Angles] (bef. 12c): of, relating to, or characteristic of England, the English people, or the English language -- En.glish.ness n

[2]English n (bef. 12c) 1 a: the language of the people of England and the U.S. and many areas now or formerly under British control b: a particular variety of English distinguished by peculiarities (as of pronunciation) c: English language, literature, or composition when a subject of study

2. pl in constr: the people of England 3 a: an English translation b: idiomatic or intelligible English

4: spin around the vertical axis deliberately imparted to a ball that is driven or rolled--compare draw, follow; body english [3]English vt (14c) 1: to translate into English

2: to adopt into English: anglicize

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