American English

Definition of English noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    jump to other results
  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the language, originally of England, now spoken in many other countries and used as a language of international communication throughout the world She speaks good English. I need to improve my English. world Englishes
  2. 2[uncountable] English language or literature as a subject of study a degree in English English is my best subject.
  3. 3the English [plural] the people of England (sometimes wrongly used to mean the British, including the Scots, the Welsh, and the Northern Irish)
  4. Idioms
    in plain English
    jump to other results
    simply and clearly expressed, without using technical language a document written in plain English If you could put it in plain English I might be able to understand.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: English