1. The people of England; Also called: English people, the English.
2. An Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the US and most of the Commonwealth countries; Also called: English language.
3. The discipline that studies the English language and literature.
Native to or an inhabitant of England, part of Britain, as well as their descendants, culture, and language. The English have a mixed cultural heritage combining Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Scandinavian elements.