3. Any device or contrivance; machinery; structure or arrangement. Shenstone.
(En"gine-sized`) a. Sized by a machine, and not while in the pulp; said of paper. Knight.
(En"gi*nous) a. [OF. engignos. See Ingenious.]
1. Pertaining to an engine. [Obs.]
That one act gives, like an enginous wheel,Decker.
Motion to all.
2. Contrived with care; ingenious. [Obs.]
The mark of all enginous drifts.B. Jonson.
(En*gird") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engirded or Engirt ; p. pr. & vb. n. Engirding.] [Pref. en- +
gird. Cf. Ingirt.] To gird; to encompass. Shak.
(En*gir"dle) v. t. To surround as with a girdle; to girdle.
(En*girt") v. t. To engird. [R.] Collins.
(En"gi*scope) n. [Gr. near + -scope.] (Opt.) A kind of reflecting microscope. [Obs.]
(En*glaimed") a. [OE. engleimen to smear, gleim birdlime, glue, phlegm.] Clammy. [Obs.]
(En"gle) n. [OE. enghle to coax or cajole. Cf. Angle a hook, one easily enticed, a gull, Ingle.]
A favorite; a paramour; an ingle. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(En"gle), v. t. To cajole or coax, as favorite. [Obs.]
I 'll presently go and engle some broker.B. Jonson.
English bond (Arch.) See 1st Bond, n., 8. English breakfast tea. See Congou. English
horn. (Mus.) See Corno Inglese. English walnut. (Bot.) See under Walnut.
(Eng"lish) a. [AS. Englisc, fr. Engle, Angle, Engles, Angles, a tribe of Germans from the
southeast of Sleswick, in Denmark, who settled in Britain and gave it the name of England. Cf. Anglican.]
Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.
1. Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.
2. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and
The English language has been variously divided into periods by different writers. In the division most
commonly recognized, the first period dates from about 450 to 1150. This is the period of full inflection,
and is called Anglo-Saxon, or, by many recent writers, Old English. The second period dates from
about 1150 to 1550 (or, if four periods be recognized, from about 1150 to 1350), and is called Early
English, Middle English, or more commonly Old English. During this period most of the inflections
were dropped, and there was a great addition of French words to the language. The third period extends
from about 1350 to 1550, and is Middle English. During this period orthography became comparatively
fixed. The last period, from about 1550, is called Modern English.
3. A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.