English

[ ing-glish or, often, -lish ]
/ ˈɪŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ /

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

before 900; Middle English; Old English Englisc, equivalent to Engle (plural) the English (compare Latin Anglī; see Angle) + -isc -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for half-english (1 of 2)

half-English

adjective

having partial English citizenship through the nationality of one parent

British Dictionary definitions for half-english (2 of 2)

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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Idioms and Phrases with half-english

English

see body English; in plain English.

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