Meaning of ENGLISH in English

adj. & n.

--adj. of or relating to England or its people or language.


1. the language of England, now used in many varieties in the British Isles, the United States, and most Commonwealth or ex-Commonwealth countries, and often internationally.

2 (prec. by the; treated as pl.) the people of England.

3 US Billiards SIDE n. 10.

Phrases and idioms:

English bond Building a bond of brickwork arranged in alternate courses of stretchers and headers. English horn COR ANGLAIS. the Queen's (or King's) English the English language as correctly written or spoken in Britain.


Englishness n.

Etymology: OE englisc, {aelig}nglisc (as ANGLE, -ISH(1))

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.