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Dictionary definition for: English

1. (n) 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

2. (a) of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture; "English history" "the English landed aristocracy" "English literature"

3. (n) the people of England

4. (n) the discipline that studies the English language and literature

5. (n) (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

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