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Definition 1: the discipline that studies the English language and literature - [noun denoting cognition]

(english is a kind of ...) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for english in the sense of this definition

(english is a kind of ...) a branch of the Germanic languages

(... is a kind of english ) the dialect of English spoken at Oxford University and regarded by many as affected and pretentious

(... is a kind of english ) English prior to about 1100

(... is a kind of english ) English since about 1450

(... is a kind of english ) English from about 1100 to 1450

(... is a kind of english ) the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King's English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities (and widely accepted elsewhere in Britain); until recently it was the pronunciation of English used in British broadcasting

(... is a kind of english ) English as spoken by educated persons in southern England

(... is a kind of english ) the nonstandard dialect of natives of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

(... is a kind of english ) the nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London

(... is a kind of english ) the English language as used in the United States

(... is a kind of english ) the dialect of English used in Scotland

Definition 3: (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for english in the sense of this definition

(english is a kind of ...) a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

(english belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 4: the people of England - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for english in the sense of this definition

(english is a kind of ...) the people who live in a nation or country

"a statement that sums up the nation's mood" "the news was announced to the nation" "the whole country worshipped him"

Definition 5: of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where english or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • English history
  • the English landed aristocracy
  • English literature

Definition 6: of or relating to the English language - [adjective denoting pert]

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