What is the meaning of English?


  • 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.
  • The people of England.
  • The discipline that studies the English language and literature.
  • Sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.


  • Of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people.
    • usage: "English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature"
  • Of or relating to the English language. .
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