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      n  
1    the official language of Britain, the U.S., most parts of the Commonwealth, and certain other countries. It is the native language of over 280 million people and is acquired as a second language by many more. It is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch  
   See also       Middle English       Old English       Modern English  
2    the English   functioning as pl   the natives or inhabitants of England or (loosely) of Britain collectively  
3    (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 14 point  
4    an old style of black-letter typeface  
5    often not cap   the usual U.S. and Canadian term for side (in billiards)  
      adj  
6    denoting, using, or relating to the English language  
7    relating to or characteristic of England or the English  
      vb   tr  
8    Archaic   to translate or adapt into English,   (Related prefix)        Anglo-  
  Englishness      n  


basic English  
      n   a simplified form of English, proposed by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards, containing a vocabulary of approximately 850 of the commonest English words, intended as an international language  
borough-English  
      n     (English law)   (until 1925) a custom in certain English boroughs whereby the youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers  
   Compare       primogeniture       gavelkind  
     (C14: from Anglo-French tenure en burgh Engloys tenure in an English borough; so called because the custom was unknown in France)  
Early English  
      n   a style of architecture used in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, characterized by lancet arches, narrow openings, and plate tracery  
English bond  
      n   a bond used in brickwork that has a course of headers alternating with a course of stretchers  
English Canadian  
      n   a Canadian citizen whose first language is English, esp. one of English descent  
English Channel  
      n   an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between S England and N France, linked with the North Sea by the Strait of Dover. Length: about 560 km (350 miles). Width: between 32 km (20 miles) and 161 km (100 miles)  
English flute  
      n     (Music)      another name for       recorder       4  
English Heritage  
      n   an organization, partly funded by government aid, that looks after ancient monuments and historic buildings in England,   (Official name)    The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England  
English horn  
      n     (Music)      another name for       cor anglais  
English setter  
      n   a breed of setter having a white coat speckled with liver, brown, or yellowish markings  
English springer spaniel  
      n      See       springer spaniel  
estuary English  
      adj  
      n   a variety of standard British English in which the pronunciation reflects various features characteristic of London and the Southeast of England  
     (C20: from the area around the Thames estuary where it originated)  
King's English  
      n   (esp. when the British sovereign is male) standard Southern British English  
Middle English  
      n   the English language from about 1100 to about 1450: main dialects are Kentish, Southwestern (West Saxon), East Midland (which replaced West Saxon as the chief literary form and developed into Modern English), West Midland, and Northern (from which the Scots of Lowland Scotland and other modern dialects developed)  
   Compare       Old English       Modern English     (Abbrev.)    ME  
Modern English  
      n   the English language since about 1450, esp. any of the standard forms developed from the S East Midland dialect of Middle English  
   See also       English       Middle English       Old English  
New English Bible  
      n   a new Modern English version of the Bible and Apocrypha, published in full in 1970  
Norman English  
      n   the dialect of English used by the Norman conquerors of England  
Old English  
      n  
1      (Also called)    Anglo-Saxon   the English language from the time of the earliest settlements in the fifth century a.d. to about 1100. The main dialects were West Saxon (the chief literary form), Kentish, and Anglian  
   Compare       Middle English       Modern English     (Abbrev.)    OE  
2      (Printing)   a Gothic typeface commonly used in England up until the 18th century  
Old English sheepdog  
      n   a breed of large bobtailed sheepdog with a profuse shaggy coat  
Oxford English  
      n   that form of the received pronunciation of English supposed to be typical of Oxford University and regarded by many as affected or pretentious  
pidgin English  
      n   a pidgin in which one of the languages involved is English  
queen's English  
      n   (when the British sovereign is female) standard Southern British English  
Southern British English  
      n   the dialect of spoken English regarded as standard in England and considered as having high social status in comparison with other British English dialects. Historically, it is derived from the S East Midland dialect of Middle English,   (Abbrev.)    SBE      See also       Received Pronunciation  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
n.
the jargon specific to the Pentagon
n.
specific language used in the Pentagon
n.
the act of transferring virtual content or value on the Internet to a specific destination
[Tech.]
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
v.
transform into something English, render similar to an English person or thing
n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
adj.
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.
n.
very imposing or impressive
[Bus.];
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
adj.
enough in quantity or quality
Sentence: My parents consulted me about what would be an adequate for the money for the trip.
n.
any distracting or deceptive maneuver
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
v.
to visit unexpectedly or inconventiently
the whole family descended on us for the weekend
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
v.
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
"I just realised how important is that trip for you."
n.
characteristic of awesome people or things
exp.
love very much (smth. or smb.)
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
n.
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
n.
person or tool who creates or translates subtitles
[Fam.]
n.
last days, hours or minutes of life
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