WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
Eng•lish /ˈɪŋglɪʃ, ˈɪŋlɪʃ/USA pronunciation adj.
- of or relating to England.
- of or relating to the language spoken in England, the United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries.
- [ plural;
the + ~;
used with a plural verb] the people born or living in England.
- [uncountable] the language spoken in England, the United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
English /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/ n
- 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
- the English ⇒ (functioning as plural) the natives or inhabitants of England collectively
- (often not capital)
the usual US and Canadian term for side
- denoting, using, or relating to the English language
- relating to or characteristic of England or the English
- archaic to translate or adapt into English
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