HyperDic: english_language

English > 1 sense of the expression English language:
NOUNcommunicationEnglish language, Englishan Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch
English > English language: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries.
NarrowerAmerican English, American language, AmericanThe English language as used in the United States
King's English, Queen's EnglishEnglish as spoken by educated persons in southern England
Middle EnglishEnglish from about 1100 to 1450
Modern EnglishEnglish since about 1450
Old English, Anglo-SaxonEnglish prior to about 1100
Oxford EnglishThe dialect of English spoken at Oxford University and regarded by many as affected and pretentious / pretentious
Received PronunciationThe approved pronunciation of British English
Scottish, Scots, Scots EnglishThe dialect of English used in Scotland
cockneyThe nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London
geordieThe nonstandard dialect of natives of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
BroaderWest Germanic, West Germanic languageA branch of the Germanic languages
SpanishEnglish language, English, inglés
Catalananglés, anglès, English

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