English - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the main language that people speak in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, and some other countries. There are different varieties of English, for example American English, British English, and South African English.
    1. a.
      this language and its literature as a subject that you study

      I studied English at college.

  2. 2

    the English

    [plural] the people of England. You use Englishman or Englishwoman to talk about one English person

    The English are often regarded as being cold and reserved.