What is English?

  • (noun): (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.
    Synonyms: side
    See also — Additional definitions below

English

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

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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 ...
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 ... proves significant to study of the era, preserving a chronology of early English history, while the poem Cædmon's Hymn from the 7th century survives as the oldest extant work of literature in ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ... English loanwords are generally transliterated, although standard English pronunciation is virtually always retained ...

More definitions of "English":

  • (noun): The discipline that studies the English language and literature.
  • (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
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture.
    Example: "English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature"

Famous quotes containing the word english:

    The English were very backward to explore and settle the continent which they had stumbled upon. The French preceded them both in their attempts to colonize the continent of North America ... and in their first permanent settlement ... And the right of possession, naturally enough, was the one which England mainly respected and recognized in the case of Spain, of Portugal, and also of France, from the time of Henry VII.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I framed to the harp
    Many an English ditty lovely well.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    When the English have scored a goal, they think nothing more remains to be done.
    José Bergamín (1895–1983)