Hypertext Webster Gateway: "English"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Note: In some parts of America, especially in New England,
the name walnut is given to several species of hickory
({Carya}), and their fruit.

{Ash-leaved walnut}, a tree ({Juglans fraxinifolia}), native
in Transcaucasia.

{Black walnut}, a North American tree ({J. nigra}) valuable
for its purplish brown wood, which is extensively used in
cabinetwork and for gunstocks. The nuts are thick-shelled,
and nearly globular.

{English}, or {European}, {walnut}, a tree ({J. regia}),
native of Asia from the Caucasus to Japan, valuable for
its timber and for its excellent nuts, which are also
called Madeira nuts.

{Walnut brown}, a deep warm brown color, like that of the
heartwood of the black walnut.

{Walnut oil}, oil extracted from walnut meats. It is used in
cooking, making soap, etc.

{White walnut}, a North American tree ({J. cinerea}), bearing
long, oval, thick-shelled, oily nuts, commonly called
butternuts. See {Butternut}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

{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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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.

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.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

English \Eng"lish\, n.
1. Collectively, the people of England; English people or

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

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.

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

Note: The type called English.

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.

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : of or relating to or characteristic of England or its
culture; "English histry"; "the English landed
aristocracy"; "English literature" [syn: {English}]
n 1: an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic
branch; the official language of Britain and the US and
most of the Commonwealth countries [syn: {English}, {English
2: the people of England [syn: {English}, {English people}, {the
3: the discipline that studies the English language and
literature [syn: {English}]
4: (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side
or releasing it with a sharp twist [syn: {English}, {side}]

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