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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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 ...
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 period from the ... 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 ... research—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 paleography and the ...
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 6% ... 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 ...
English - Other
... English (surname), people with the family name English English (programming language) English (film), an upcoming film English, a chiefly American expression ...

More definitions of "English":

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

Famous quotes containing the word english:

    He felt that it would be dull times in Dublin, when they should have no usurping government to abuse, no Saxon Parliament to upbraid, no English laws to ridicule, and no Established Church to curse.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    His character as one of the fathers of the English language would alone make his works important, even those which have little poetical merit. He was as simple as Wordsworth in preferring his homely but vigorous Saxon tongue, when it was neglected by the court, and had not yet attained to the dignity of a literature, and rendered a similar service to his country to that which Dante rendered to Italy.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    This seems a long while ago, and yet it happened since Milton wrote his Paradise Lost. But its antiquity is not the less great for that, for we do not regulate our historical time by the English standard, nor did the English by the Roman, nor the Roman by the Greek.... From this September afternoon, and from between these now cultivated shores, those times seemed more remote than the dark ages.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)