part of speech: adjective

definition 1: of or having to do with England, or its people.

  • English weather can be damp.

definition 2: of or having to do with the language of England, and other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.

  • The students learned about adverbs when they studied English grammar.


part of speech: noun

definition 1: (used with a plural verb) the people of England (usually used with “the”).

  • The English enjoy talking about the weather.

definition 2: the language of this country or a manner of speaking that language.

  • English is also standard in various other countries such as the United States.

derivation: Englishness (n.)