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[ ing-glish or, often, -lish ]
/ ˈɪŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of England or its inhabitants, institutions, etc.
belonging or relating to, or spoken or written in, the English language: a high school English class;an English translation of a Spanish novel.
noun
verb (used with object)
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Origin of English

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English Englisc, equivalent to Engle (plural) “the English” (compare Latin Anglī “the Angles,” a branch of the Suevians + -isc; see origin at Angle, Anglic, -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for English

English
/ (ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ) /

noun
adjective
denoting, using, or relating to the English language
relating to or characteristic of England or the English
verb (tr)
archaic to translate or adapt into EnglishRelated prefix: Anglo-

Derived forms of English

Englishness, noun
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English

see body English; in plain English.

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