Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun english

4 senses of english

Sense 1
English, English language -- (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)
       => West Germanic, West Germanic language -- (a branch of the Germanic languages)

Sense 2
English, English people -- (the people of England)
       => nation, land, country -- (the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him")

Sense 3
English -- (the discipline that studies the English language and literature)
       => humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts -- (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences")

Sense 4
English, side -- ((sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist)
       => spin -- (a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile))

Similarity of adj english

2 senses of english

Sense 1
English -- (of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people; "English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature")

Sense 2
English -- (of or relating to the English language)

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