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ENGLISH, a. ing'glish. [L. ango, from the sense of pressing, depression, laying, which gives the sense of level.]

Belonging to England, or to its inhabitants.

ENGLISH, n. The people of England.

1. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in India, America and other countries.

ENGLISH, v.t. To translate into the English language.




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ENGLISH, a. ing'glish. [L. ango, from the sense of pressing, depression, laying, which gives the sense of level.]

Belonging to England, or to its inhabitants.

ENGLISH, n. The people of England.

1. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in India, America and other countries.

ENGLISH, v.t. To translate into the English language.


EN-GLISH, a. [ing'glish; Sax. Englisc, from Engles, Angles, a tribe of Germans who settled in Britain, and gave it the name of England. The name seems to be derived from eng, ing, a meadow or plain, a level country; Sax. ing; Ice. einge; Dan. eng; Goth. winga; all which seem to be the same word as the Sax. wang, wong, a plain, and to coincide with the G. enge, D. eng, W. ing, strait, narrow, L. ango, from the sense of pressing, depression, laying, which gives the sense of level. The English are the descendants of the Ingævones of Tacitus, De Mor. Germ. 2; this name being composed of ing, a plain, and G. wohnen, D. woonen, to dwell. The Ingævones were inhabitants of the level country.]

Belonging to England, or to its inhabitants.


EN'GLISH, n.

  1. The people of England.
  2. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in India, America and other countries.

EN'GLISH, v.t.

To translate into the English language. Bacon.


Eng"lish
  1. Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

    English bond (Arch.)

  2. Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.
  3. To translate into the English language] to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.

    Those gracious acts . . . may be Englished more properly, acts of fear and dissimulation. Milton.

    Caxton does not care to alter the French forms and words in the book which he was Englishing. T. L. K. Oliphant.

  4. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.

    * The English language has been variously divided into periods by different writers. In the division most commonly recognized, the first period dates from about 450 to 1150. This is the period of full inflection, and is called Anglo-Saxon, or, by many recent writers, Old English. The second period dates from about 1150 to 1550 (or, if four periods be recognized, from about 1150 to 1350), and is called Early English, Middle English, or more commonly (as in the usage of this book), Old English. During this period most of the inflections were dropped, and there was a great addition of French words to the language. The third period extends from about 1350 to 1550, and is Middle English. During this period orthography became comparatively fixed. The last period, from about 1550, is called Modern English.

  5. To strike (the cue ball) in such a manner as to give it in addition to its forward motion a spinning motion, that influences its direction after impact on another ball or the cushion.

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  6. A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.

    The type called English.

  7. A twist or spinning motion given to a ball in striking it that influences the direction it will take after touching a cushion or another ball.

    The King's, or Queen's, English. See under King.

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ENGLISH, adjective ing'glish. [Latin ango, from the sense of pressing, depression, laying, which gives the sense of level.]

Belonging to England, or to its inhabitants.

ENGLISH, noun The people of England.

1. The language of England or of the english nation, and of their descendants in India, America and other countries.

ENGLISH, verb transitive To translate into the english language.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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EVANES'CENCE, n. [L. evanescens, from evanesco; e and vanesco, to vanish, from vanus, vain, empty. See Vain.]

1. A vanishing; a gradual departure from sight or possession, either by removal to a distance, or by dissipation, as vapor.

2. The state of being liable to vanish and escape possession.

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