WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
Eng•lish /ˈɪŋglɪʃ, ˈɪŋlɪʃ/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of or relating to England.
  2. of or relating to the language spoken in England, the United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries.

n. 
  1. [ plural;
    the + ~;
    used with a plural verb] the people born or living in England.
  2. [uncountable] the language spoken in England, the United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

English /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/ n
  1. the official language of Britain, the US, most parts of the Commonwealth, and certain other countries. It is the native language of over 280 million people and is acquired as a second language by many more. It is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch
  2. the English ⇒ (functioning as plural) the natives or inhabitants of England collectively
  3. (often not capital)
    the usual US and Canadian term for side
adj
  1. denoting, using, or relating to the English language
  2. relating to or characteristic of England or the English
vb (transitive)
  1. archaic to translate or adapt into English

ˈEnglishness n



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