Found 3 items, similar to English.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj : of or relating to or characteristic of England or its
culture; “English history”
; “the English landed
; “English literature”
n 1: 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 [syn: English language
2: the people of England [syn: English people
, the English
3: the discipline that studies the English language and
4: (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side
or releasing it with a sharp twist [syn: side
English → English
1. Collectively, the people of England; English people or
2. The language of England or of the English nation, and of
their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
Note: The English language has been variously divided into
periods by different writers. In the division most
commonly recognized, the first period dates from about
450 to 1150. This is the period of full inflection, and
is called Anglo-Saxon, or, by many recent writers, Old
English. The second period dates from about 1150 to
1550 (or, if four periods be recognized, from about
1150 to 1350), and is called Early English, Middle
English, or more commonly (as in the usage of this
book), Old English. During this period most of the
inflections were dropped, and there was a great
addition of French words to the language. The third
period extends from about 1350 to 1550, and is Middle
English. During this period orthography became
comparatively fixed. The last period, from about 1550,
is called Modern English.
3. A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great
Primer. See Type
Note: The type called English.
4. (Billiards) A twist or spinning motion given to a ball in
striking it that influences the direction it will take
after touching a cushion or another ball.
The King's English
or The Queen's English
. See under
, a. [AS. Englisc, fr. Engle, Angle, Engles,
Angles, a tribe of Germans from the southeast of Sleswick, in
Denmark, who settled in Britain and gave it the name of
England. Cf. Anglican
Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the
present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.
(Arch.) See 1st Bond
, n., 8.
English breakfast tea
. See Congou
. (Mus.) See Corno Inglese
. (Bot.) See under Walnut
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Englished
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Englishing
1. To translate into the English language; to Anglicize;
hence, to interpret; to explain.
Those gracious acts . . . may be Englished more
properly, acts of fear and dissimulation. --Milton.
Caxton does not care to alter the French forms and
words in the book which he was Englishing. --T. L.
2. (Billiards) To strike (the cue ball) in such a manner as
to give it in addition to its forward motion a spinning
motion, that influences its direction after impact on
another ball or the cushion. [U.S.]