Definición de English en inglés:

English

Saltos de línea: Eng|lish
Pronunciación: /ˈɪŋglɪʃ
 
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adjetivo

Relating to England or its people or language.
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  • The English language over the last 1,000 years has borrowed words from 350 other languages.
  • The displays include English language descriptions and parking is conveniently located in front of the building.
  • During the following year and a half, she has stayed at home except for giving English classes in language schools on weekends.

sustantivo

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1 [mass noun] The language of England, now widely used in many varieties throughout the world.
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  • And children should be exposed to the entire variety of Englishes, not just one or the other.
  • We hear English, Japanese, Arabic, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Spanish is the first language, but English is widely spoken in the tourist trade.
2 (as plural noun the English) The people of England.
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  • It's thought to be endemic in the English. ‘An Englishman's home is his castle’.
  • His prime subject has always been England and the English.
  • And as any subcontinental cricketer will tell you, beating the English in England is very special.
3 [mass noun] North American Spin or side given to a ball, especially in pool or billiards: put more English on the ball
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  • Make a firm decision on English and/or the cue ball path before bending down to make the shot.
  • Right English on the Cue Ball will throw the Object Ball to the left.
  • English is used to dramatically increase or decrease the cue ball deflection angle.

English is the principal language of Great Britain, the US, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. There are some 400 million native speakers, and it is the medium of communication for many millions more: it is the most widely used second language in the world. It belongs to the West Germanic group of Indo-European languages, though its vocabulary has been much influenced by Norman French and Latin

Origen

Old English Englisc (see Angle, -ish1). The word originally denoted the early Germanic settlers of Britain (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes), or their language (now called Old English).

Derivativos

Englishness

sustantivo
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  • And like both of those, this village celebrates its Englishness.
  • We ought not to be ashamed or reticent about declaring our Englishness or, if you are not actually of English origin, your pride in your association with this country.
  • His Englishness makes him perfect for the role.

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Pronunciación: ˌmɪdəˈlɛs(ə)nt
adjective
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