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1. English [ a ] of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture
Examples: "English histry" "the English landed aristocracy" "English literature"

Used in print:

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

It follows , then , provided the possibilities have been exhausted , that the only real alternative is the general viewpoint of the `` left '' , which has been represented on the Continent by Fritz_Buri and , to some extent at_least , is found in much that is significant in American and English theology .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

In 1864 Newman professedly had to write his Apologia with his keenest feelings in_order_to be believed and to command a fair hearing from English readers .

Many English Catholics are proud of their Catholicism and know that they are in a new ascendancy .

I have found myself saying with other foreigners here that English Catholics are good Catholics .

The English saints are widely venerated , quite naturally , and now there is great hope that the Forty_Martyrs and Cardinal_Newman will soon be canonized .

Synonyms English Related Terms England

2. English [ n ] an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the US and most of the Commonwealth countries

Used in print:

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

The mayor of the town taught them English and French .

(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)

Of_course , it can be argued that an ability to write English correctly and with some degree of elegance is a marketable skill .

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

Among the recipients of the Nobel_Prize for Literature more_than half are practically unknown to readers of English .

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

But both were high-spirited and vivacious , both had tempers to control , both loved languages , especially English and German , both were good teachers and wrote for publication .

(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)

For English the reduction in size is less striking .

Synonyms English English_language Related Terms West_Germanic American_English Oxford_English Scottish Middle_English King's_English Old_English Modern_English cockney

3. English [ n ] the people of England

Used in print:

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

With traditional nationalistic spirit , some Englishmen claim that English Catholicism is Catholicism at its best .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

From the saddlebags , hung_on a Hitchcock_chair , David took_out a good English razor , a present from John_Hunter .

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

`` Oh yes , the other day I reread some of Emerson 's English_Traits , and there was an anecdote about a group of English and Americans visiting Germany , more_than a_hundred years ago .

Synonyms English the_English English_people Related Terms nation

4. English [ n ] the discipline that studies the English language and literature

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

`` A person with a master's_degree in physics , chemistry , math or English , yet who has not taken Education courses , is not permitted to teach in the public_schools '' , said Grover .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

It is only fair to demand that teachers of courses in English , history , psychology and_so_on be as well informed in matters of art , especially interior_design , as are the art_teachers educated in the academic subjects .

Synonyms English Related Terms humanistic_discipline

5. English [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 649

Synonyms English

6. English [ n ] (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

Synonyms side English Related Terms spin sport

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