English vs Rector - What's the difference?

english | rector |

As nouns the difference between english and rector

is that english is (us) spinning or rotary motion given to a ball around the vertical axis, as in billiards or bowling while rector is in the anglican church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.




(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to England or its people.
  • English-language; of or pertaining to the English language.
  • Of or pertaining to an Englishman or Englishwoman.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.}}
  • Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.
  • (Amish) Non-Amish.
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (collective plural) The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen.
  • The Scottish and the English have a history of conflict.
  • The language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, North America, and other parts of the world.
  • English is spoken here as an unofficial language and lingua franca.
  • (Amish, collective plural) The non-Amish.
  • (surname)
  • Usage notes

    * The name of the language, English , when it means "the English language", does not assume an article. Hence: "Say it in plain English!" * The people as a collective noun require the definite article "the" or a demonstrative adjective. Hence: "The English are coming!" or "Oh, those English, always drinking their tea..."


  • One's ability to employ the English language correctly.
  • My coworker has pretty good English for a non-native speaker.
  • The English-language term or expression for something.
  • How do you say ‘à peu près’ in English ?
  • Specific language or wording; a text or statements in speech, whether a translation or otherwise.
  • The technical details are correct, but the English is not very clear.
  • (countable) A regional type of spoken and or written English; a dialect.
  • (printing, dated) A kind of type, in size between pica and great primer.
  • (North American) Spin or side given to a ball, especially in pool or billiards.
  • Put more English on the ball.


  • (archaic) To translate, adapt or render into English.
  • *, page 214 (2001 reprint):
  • *:severe prohibuit viris suis tum misceri feminas in consuetis suis menstruis, etc. I spare to English this which I have said.
  • Derived terms

    * African American Vernacular English * American English * Australian English * BBC English * British English * Canadian English * Commonwealth English * Early Modern English * Elizabethan English * English Bluebell * English Channel * English basement * English bond * English breakfast * English breakfast tea * English flute * English garden * English horn * English Latin * English mile * English muffin * English pale * English pea * English pease * English plantain * English plus * English rhubarb * English saddle * English sonnet * English sparrow * English studies * English vice * English walnut * English wheat * Englishman * Englishmen * Englishness * Englishwoman * Englishwomen * Estuary English * full English * full English breakfast * gone English * Hiberno-English * Indian English * King's English * Korean English * Medieval English * Middle English * Modern English * Multicultural London English * Newfoundland English * New Zealand English * Old English * Old English Sheepdog * Queen's English * Scottish English * South African English * Standard English * White English Bulldog * do you speak English?

    See also

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    Alternative forms

    * rectour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector' s face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
  • In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
  • A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.