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From Middle English Englisch, English, Inglis, from Old English Englisċ (“of the Angles; English”), from Engle (“the Angles”), a Germanic tribe + -isċ; equal to Angle + -ish. Compare Dutch Engels, Danish engelsk, Old French Englesche (whence French anglais), German englisch, Spanish inglés, ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enǵʰ- (“narrow”) (compare Sanskrit अंहु (áṃhu, “narrow”), अंहस् (áṃhas, “anxiety, sin”), Latin angustus (“narrow”), Old Church Slavonic ѫзъкъ (ǫzŭkŭ, “narro...
1. (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/, (non-standard) /ˈɪŋɡəlɪʃ/ 2. (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/, (also) /ˈɪŋlɪʃ/ 3. Hyphenation: Eng‧lish
English (comparative more English, superlative most English) 1. Of or pertaining to England. 2. English-language; of or pertaining to the language, descended from Anglo-Saxon, which developed in England. 3. Of or pertaining to the people of England (to Englishmen and Englishwomen).quotations ▼ 1. 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity: 4. Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure. 5. (Amish) Non-Amish, so named for speaking English rather than a variety of German.
English (countable and uncountable, plural English or Englishes) 1. (plural) The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen. 2. (Amish, plural) The non-Amish; non-Amish people. 3. (uncountable) Ability to employ the English language correctly or idiomatically. 4. The English-language term or expression for something. 5. (uncountable) Specific language or wording in English; English text or statements in speech, whether in translation or otherwise. 6. (printing, dated) A size of type betwe...
English 1. The language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, North America, and other parts of the world. 2. A variety, dialect, or idiolect of spoken and or written English.quotations ▼ 1. 2003, Amy Tan, \\"Mother Tongue\\", in The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, page 278 3. English language, literature, composition as a subject of study 4. An English surname originally denoting a non-Celtic or non-Danish person in B...
English (third-person singular simple present Englishes, present participle Englishing, simple past and past participle Englished) 1. (transitive, archaic) To translate, adapt or render into English.quotations ▼ 1. 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short...
1. English (disambiguation) on the English Wikipedia. English Wikipedia 2. English language on Wikipedia.Wikipedia 3. English literature on Wikipedia.Wikipedia 4. English studies on Wikipedia.Wikipedia 5. English people on Wikipedia.Wikipedia 1. Wiktionary's coverage of English terms
1. English at OneLook Dictionary Search 2. ISO 639-1 code en, ISO 639-3 code eng 3. Ethnologue entry for English, en
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