meaning of english

1. Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.
See 1st Bond, n. , 8.
Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.
The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.
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.
To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
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.
English 1. Obsolete 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 favourite programming language is at least as readable as English. Usage: mostly by old-time hackers, though recognisable in context. 2. 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] Enhanced Capabilities Port ECP The most common parallel printer interface on current 1997 IBM PC compatibles. Enhanced Capabilities Port is defined in standard IEEE 1284. It is bi-directional and faster than earlier parallel ports. Not to be confused with Extended Capabilities Port.
the discipline that studies the English language and literature

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