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 for English
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  English \Eng"lish\, a. [AS. Englisc, fr. Engle, Angle, Engles,
     Angles, a tribe of Germans from the southeast of Sleswick, in
     Denmark, who settled in Britain and gave it the name of
     England. Cf. Anglican.]
     Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the
     present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.
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     English bond (Arch.) See 1st Bond, n., 8.
  
     English breakfast tea. See Congou.
  
     English horn. (Mus.) See Corno Inglese.
  
     English walnut. (Bot.) See under Walnut.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  English \Eng"lish\, n.
     1. Collectively, the people of England; English people or
        persons.
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     2. The language of England or of the English nation, and of
        their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
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     Note: 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.
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     3. A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great
        Primer. See Type.
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     Note: The type called English.
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     4. (Billiards) 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.
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     The King's English or The Queen's English. See under
        King.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  English \Eng"lish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Englished; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Englishing.]
     1. To translate into the English language; to Anglicize;
        hence, to interpret; to explain.
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              Those gracious acts . . . may be Englished more
              properly, acts of fear and dissimulation. --Milton.
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              Caxton does not care to alter the French forms and
              words in the book which he was Englishing. --T. L.
                                                    K. Oliphant.
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     2. (Billiards) 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. [U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  English
      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of England or its
             culture or people; "English history"; "the English landed
             aristocracy"; "English literature"
      2: of or relating to the English language
      n 1: 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 [syn:
           English, English language]
      2: the people of England [syn: English, English people]
      3: the discipline that studies the English language and
         literature
      4: (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side
         or releasing it with a sharp twist [syn: English, side]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  328 Moby Thesaurus words for "English":
     Abnaki, Afghan, Afghani, Afrikaans, Ainu, Akan, Akkadian, Albanian,
     Aleut, Algonquin, Amharic, Andaman, Annamese, Anzanite, Apache,
     Arabic, Aramaic, Araucanian, Arawak, Armenian, Assamese, Austral,
     Avestan, Aymara, Aztec, Balinese, Baluchi, Bashkir, Basque, Batak,
     Bellacoola, Bengali, Berber, Bhili, Bihari, Bikol, Bini, Blackfoot,
     Brahui, Buginese, Burmese, Burushaski, Buryat, Byelorussian,
     Cantonese, Carolinian, Castilian, Catalan, Cham, Cheremis,
     Cherokee, Chibcha, Chin, Chinese, Chuvash, Coptic, Cornish, Cuman,
     Czech, Dafla, Dalmatian, Danish, Dinka, Dutch, Dyak, Edo, Efatese,
     Egyptian, Elamitic, Eskimo, Estonian, Ethiopic, Euskarian, Ewe,
     Faeroese, Faliscan, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish, Fox, French, Frisian,
     Fula, Fulani, Gadaba, Gaelic, Galcha, Galla, Garo, Gaulish, Geez,
     Georgian, German, Gold, Goldi, Gondi, Gothic, Greek, Guanche,
     Guarani, Gypsy, Haida, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew,
     Hindustani, Hittite, Ho, Hopi, Hottentot, Iban, Ibanag, Ibo,
     Icelandic, Igorot, Illyrian, Irish, Italian, Ivatan, Kachin,
     Kafiri, Kalmuck, Kamasin, Kamchadal, Kanarese, Kara-Kalpak,
     Karamojong, Karankawa, Karelian, Kashmiri, Kashubian, Keres, Ket,
     Khamti, Kharia, Khasi, Khmer, Khondi, Khosa, Khowar, Kickapoo,
     Kiowa Apache, Kirghiz, Kiriwina, Kodagu, Kohistani, Koiari, Kolami,
     Komi, Konkani, Korean, Korwa, Koryak, Kui, Kuki, Kumyk, Kunama,
     Kurdish, Kurukh, Kutchin, Kutenai, Ladino, Lahnda, Lampong, Lamut,
     Lao, Lapp, Latin, Latvian, Lettish, Libyan, Ligurian, Limbu,
     Lithuanian, Livonian, Low German, Lusatian, Luwian, Lycian, Lydian,
     Macedonian, Madurese, Magyar, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese,
     Manchu, Mandarin, Mandingo, Mangarevan, Manobo, Manx, Maori,
     Marathi, Maya, Meithei, Mende, Messapian, Middle English,
     Middle Greek, Middle High German, Middle Persian, Mishmi,
     Mishongnovi, Misima, Miskito, Mon, Mongolian, Mordvin, Mordvinian,
     Moro, Mru, Muong, Mura, Murmi, Muskogee, Naga, Nepali, Newari,
     Ngala, Ngbaka, Niasese, Nicobarese, Niuean, Nogai, Nootka,
     Norwegian, Oraon, Oriya, Oscan, Osmanli, Ossetic, Ostyak, Pahlavi,
     Palaic, Palau, Palaung, Pali, Pampango, Pangasinan, Pashto, Paya,
     Persian, Phrygian, Plattdeutsch, Polabian, Polish, Portuguese,
     Prakrit, Punic, Punjabi, Quechua, Romaic, Romansh, Romany, Russian,
     Ruthenian, Sabellian, Saharan, Sakai, Samoan, Sanskrit, Sardinian,
     Sasak, Selung, Serbo-Croatian, Shan, Shilha, Shluh, Siamese,
     Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Slovenian, Sogdian, Sorbian, Soyot,
     Spanish, Sumerian, Susian, Swahili, Swedish, Syriac, Syryenian,
     Tagalog, Tagula, Tahitian, Tajiki, Takelma, Tamashek, Tamaulipec,
     Tavgi, Taw-Sug, Tigre, Tipura, Tocharian, Toda, Tuareg, Tulu,
     Tungus, Turkish, Turkoman, Uighur, Umbrian, Urdu, Uzbek,
     Vietnamese, Visayan, Vote, Votyak, Wa, Welsh, White Russian, Xhosa,
     Yakut, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yurak, Zenaga, Zulu, construe, render,
     transcribe, translate, transliterate, turn into
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  English
  
  
      1. n. obs. The source code for a program, which may be in any language, as
      opposed to the linkable or executable binary produced from it by a
      compiler. The idea behind the term is that to a real hacker, a program
      written in his favorite programming language is at least as readable as
      English. Usage: mostly by old-time hackers, though recognizable in context.
      Today the preferred shorthand is simply source.
  
      2. The official name of the database language used by the old Pick
      Operating System, actually a sort of crufty, brain-damaged SQL with
      delusions of grandeur. The name permitted marketroids to say ?Yes, and
      you can program our computers in English!? to ignorant suits without
      quite running afoul of the truth-in-advertising laws.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  English
  
      The official name of the database language used by
     the Pick operating system, actually a sort of crufty,
     brain-damaged SQL with delusions of grandeur.  The name permits
     marketroids to say "Yes, and you can program our computers in
     English!" to ignorant suits without quite running afoul of the
     truth-in-advertising laws.
  
     ["Exploring the Pick Operating System", J.E. Sisk et al,
     Hayden 1986].
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2014-06-27)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  English, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
     Population (2000):    673
     Housing Units (2000): 341
     Land area (2000):     3.052318 sq. miles (7.905466 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.052318 sq. miles (7.905466 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            21214
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             38.335626 N, 86.460564 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     47118
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      English, IN
      English
  

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