British vs. English

British vs. English — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between British and English

Britishadjective

Of or relating to Great Britain or its people, language, or culture.

Englishadjective

Of, relating to, or characteristic of England or its people or culture.

Britishadjective

Of or relating to the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth of Nations.

Englishadjective

Of or relating to the English language.

Britishadjective

Of or relating to the ancient Britons.

Englishnoun

(used with a pl. verb) The people of England.

Britishnoun

(used with a pl. verb) The people of Great Britain.

Englishnoun

The West Germanic language of England, the United States, and other countries that are or have been under English influence or control.

Britishnoun

British English.

Englishnoun

The English language of a particular time, region, person, or group of persons

American English.

Britishnoun

The Celtic language of the ancient Britons.

Englishnoun

A translation into or an equivalent in the English language.

Britishnoun

the people of Great Britain

Englishnoun

A course or individual class in the study of English language, literature, or composition.

Britishadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture;

his wife is British

Englishnoun

The spin given to a propelled ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist.

Englishnoun

Bodily movement in an effort to influence the movement of a propelled object; body English.

Englishverb

To translate into English.

Englishverb

To adapt into English; Anglicize.

Englishnoun

(US) Spinning or rotary motion given to a ball around the vertical axis, as in billiards or bowling.

You can't hit it directly, but maybe if you give it some english.

Englishnoun

(figurative) An unusual or unexpected interpretation of a text or idea, a spin, a nuance.

Englishnoun

an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the Commonwealth countries

Englishnoun

the people of England

Englishnoun

the discipline that studies the English language and literature

Englishnoun

(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

Englishadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture;

English historythe English landed aristocracyEnglish literature