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English British & World English

Relating to England or its people or language

oak British & World English

A large tree which bears acorns and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are dominant in many north temperate forests and are an important source of durable timber used in building, furniture, and (formerly) ships

English English British & World English

English language as used England, as distinct from that used elsewhere

BBC English British & World English

A form of standard spoken English associated with BBC announcers

Old English British & World English

The language of the Anglo-Saxons (up to about 1150), an inflected language with a Germanic vocabulary, very different from modern English

un-English British & World English

Not considered characteristic of English people or the English language

black English British & World English

Any of various forms of English spoken by black people, especially as an urban dialect in the US

Basic English British & World English

A simplified form of English limited to 850 selected words, intended for international communication

body English British & World English

Follow-through movement after throwing or hitting a ball

Early English British & World English

Denoting the earliest stage of English Gothic church architecture, typical of the late 12th and 13th centuries and marked by the use of pointed arches and simple lancet windows without tracery

English bond British & World English

A bond used in brickwork consisting of alternate courses of stretchers and headers

English horn British & World English

another term for cor anglais.

English Pale British & World English

A small area round Calais, the only part of France remaining in English hands after the Hundred Years War. It was recaptured by France in 1558

English rose British & World English

An attractive English girl with a delicate, fair-skinned complexion regarded as typically English

world English British & World English

The English language including all of its regional varieties, such as North American, Australian, New Zealand, and South African English

British English British & World English

English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere

Estuary English British & World English

(In the UK) a type of accent identified as spreading outwards from London and containing features of both received pronunciation and London speech

English Channel British & World English

The sea channel separating southern England from northern France. It is 35 km (22 miles) wide at its narrowest point. A railway tunnel beneath it linking England and France was opened in 1994 (the Channel Tunnel)

English mustard British & World English

A kind of mustard made from mustard seeds milled to a powder, having a very hot taste and typically bright yellow in colour

English setter British & World English

A setter of a breed with a long white or partly white coat

modern English British & World English

The English language as it has been since about 1500

Middle English British & World English

The English language from circa 1150 to circa 1470

Queen's English British & World English

The English language as written and spoken correctly by educated people in Britain

pidgin English British & World English

A pidgin in which the chief language is English, used originally between Chinese people and Europeans

King's English British & World English

in the reign of a king, the term for Queen's English.

American English British & World English

The English language as spoken and written in the US

English breakfast British & World English

A substantial breakfast including hot cooked food such as bacon and eggs

English Canadian British & World English

A Canadian whose principal language is English

English Heritage British & World English

(In the UK) a body responsible since 1983 for England’s ancient monuments, listed buildings, and conservation areas

standard English British & World English

The form of the English language widely accepted as the usual correct form

English Civil War British & World English

The war between Charles I and his Parliamentary opponents, 1642-9

New English Bible British & World English

A modern English translation of the Bible, published in the UK in 1961–70 and revised (as the Revised English Bible) in 1989

Old English sheepdog British & World English

A large sheepdog of a breed with a shaggy blue-grey and white coat

North American English British & World English

The English language as spoken and written in Canada and the US

Oxford English Dictionary British & World English

The largest dictionary of the English language, edited in Oxford and originally issued in instalments between 1884 and 1928

oak tree in oak British & World English

A large tree which bears acorns and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are dominant in many north temperate forests and are an important source of durable timber used in building, furniture, and (formerly) ships

elm British & World English

A tall deciduous tree which typically has rough serrated leaves and propagates from root suckers

English muffin in muffin British & World English

A flat circular spongy bread roll made from yeast dough and eaten split, toasted, and buttered

sorrel1 British & World English

A European plant of the dock family, with arrow-shaped leaves that are used in salads and cookery for their acidic flavour

walnut tree in walnut British & World English

The tall tree which produces walnuts, with compound leaves and valuable ornamental timber that is used chiefly in cabinetmaking and gun stocks

galingale British & World English

A Eurasian sedge with an aromatic rhizome, formerly used in perfumes

English galingale in galingale British & World English

A Eurasian sedge with an aromatic rhizome, formerly used in perfumes

springer spaniel in springer British & World English

A small spaniel of a breed originally used to spring game. There are two main breeds, the English springer, typically black and white or brown and white, and the less common red and white Welsh springer

English elm in elm British & World English

A tall deciduous tree which typically has rough serrated leaves and propagates from root suckers

English sorrel in sorrel1 British & World English

A European plant of the dock family, with arrow-shaped leaves that are used in salads and cookery for their acidic flavour

English springer in springer British & World English

A small spaniel of a breed originally used to spring game. There are two main breeds, the English springer, typically black and white or brown and white, and the less common red and white Welsh springer

full English breakfast in English breakfast British & World English

A substantial breakfast including hot cooked food such as bacon and eggs

Revised English Bible in New English Bible British & World English

A modern English translation of the Bible, published in the UK in 1961–70 and revised (as the Revised English Bible) in 1989

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