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English adjective: English

1. English of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people


SamplesEnglish history.
The English landed aristocracy.
English literature.

2. English of or relating to the English language


English noun: English

1. English (communication) 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


SynonymsEnglish language


Broader (hypernym)West Germanic, West Germanic language


Narrower (hyponym)American, American English, American language, Anglo-Saxon, cockney, geordie, King's English, Middle English, Modern English, Old English, Oxford English, Queen's English, Received Pronunciation, Scots, Scots English, Scottish

2. English (person) the people of England


SynonymsEnglish people


Broader (hypernym)country, land, nation

3. English (cognition) the discipline that studies the English language and literature


Broader (hypernym)arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts

4. English (event) (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist


Synonymsside


Broader (hypernym)spin


Domain categoryathletics, sport









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