What is English?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture.
    Example: "English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature"
    See also — Additional definitions below

English

English may refer to something of, from, or related to England, especially:

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English - Other
... English (surname), people with the family name English English (programming language) English (film), an upcoming film English, a chiefly American expression for side spin of a ball in sports Chess openings ...
Maltese Language - Vocabulary - English
... It is estimated that English loanwords, which are becoming more commonplace, make up 20% of the Maltese vocabulary, although other sources claim amounts as low as ... This percentage discrepancy is due to the fact that a number of new English loanwords are sometimes not officially considered part of the Maltese vocabulary hence, they are not included in certain ... English loanwords are generally transliterated, although standard English pronunciation is virtually always retained ...
Old English Literature
... Old English literature (or Anglo-Saxon literature) encompasses literature written in Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) in Anglo-Saxon England, in the ... otherwise proves significant to study of the era, preserving a chronology of early English history, while the poem Cædmon's Hymn from the 7th century ... the 19th and early 20th centuries the focus was on the Germanic roots of English, later the literary merits were emphasised, and today the focus is upon paleography and the physical ...
July 12 - Deaths
1466) 1584 – Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1620) 1693 – John Ashby, English admiral (b. 1640) 1712 – Richard Cromwell, English son of Oliver Cromwell (b ...
Hamburg - Culture and Contemporary Life - Theatres
... The English Theatre of Hamburg near U3 Mundsburg station was established in 1976 and is the oldest professional English-speaking theatre in Germany, and has exclusively English native-speaking actors in its company ...

More definitions of "English":

  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: English language
  • (noun): (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.
    Synonyms: side
  • (noun): The discipline that studies the English language and literature.

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