Meaning of “English” in the English Dictionary

"English" in English

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uk /ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ/ us /ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ/


uk /ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ/ us /ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ/

in or relating to the English language:

an English teacher
an English translation

relating to or from England:

English films/food/people
English law
Is she English?

(Definition of “English” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"English" in American English

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Englishnoun [ U, not gradable ]

us /ˈɪŋ·ɡlɪʃ, -lɪʃ/

the language of the United Kingdom and the United States, used also in many other parts of the world:

American/British/Canadian/Australian English

English English is also a subject in school where you study the English language, literature, and writing.

(Definition of “English” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)