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. [1913 Webster]

Those gracious acts . . . may be Englished more properly, acts of fear and dissimulation. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Caxton does not care to alter the French forms and words in the book which he was Englishing. --T. L. K. Oliphant. [1913 Webster]

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.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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