english english  /ˈɪŋɡ lɪʃ/


  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) the people of England
  3. (n) the discipline that studies the English language and literature
  4. (n) (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
  5. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people
  6. (adj) of or relating to the English language



  1. Oxford English Dictionary revises entry for “tweet”

    (CNN) — The Oxford English Dictionary has finally gotten around to acknowledging that tweeting isn’t just for the birds. In...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 6 Milwaukee

  2. French-English parking meter signs in Burlington

    Vermont’s largest city now has about 700 parking meter signs in French and English. Vermont Public Radio reported that the project is a result of a resolution of ‘‘French friendliness’’ passed recently by the Burlington City Council and intended to make French-Canadian tourists feel more welcome.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. English Gavels Resound in a Trove Headed to Yale

    Yale University has acquired a vast and renowned collection of English lawbooks and legal manuscripts assembled by the barrister Anthony Taussig.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. 9.40am: Blatter has also confirmed that: "I have spoken to the federations [England and Mexico] directly concerned by mistakes. I have expressed to them apologies ...... The English said 'thank you' and accepted that you can win [some] and you lose...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Guardian

  2. A statement on the official Rolling Stones website from Richards says: "The complete story is lost in the usual slanting." "The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English oak. I took the lid off the box of ashes and he is now...
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Keith Richards Source: RTE.ie

  3. "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who'sa professor of English in Chicago ...... somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old," Obama complained.
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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