English vs Think - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between english and think

is that english is (us) spinning or rotary motion given to a ball around the vertical axis, as in billiards or bowling while think is an act of thinking; consideration (of something).

As a verb think is

(label) to ponder, to go over in one's head or think can be (label) to seem, to appear.




(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.
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  • , 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

    {{projectlinks , disambig , pedia, page2=English language , pedia, page3=English literature , pedia, page4=English studies , pedia, page5=English people}} * (en)





    Alternative forms

    * thinck (obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) thinken, thynken, thenken, thenchen, from (etyl) .


  • (label) To ponder, to go over in one's head.
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  • *:So this was my future home, I thought ! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills,a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Revenge of the nerds , passage=Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.}}
  • (label) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.
  • :
  • To conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of'''; infrequently, by '''on ).
  • :
  • (label) To be of the opinion (that).
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=3 , passage=Now all this was very fine, but not at all in keeping with the Celebrity's character as I had come to conceive it. The idea that adulation ever cloyed on him was ludicrous in itself. In fact I thought the whole story fishy, and came very near to saying so.}}
  • (label) To guess; to reckon.
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  • (label) To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.
  • :
  • *, chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=Thinks I to myself, “Sol, you're run off your course again. This is a rich man's summer ‘cottage’ and if you don't look out there's likely to be some nice, lively dog taking an interest in your underpinning.”}}
  • To plan; to be considering; to be of a mind (to do something).
  • *Sir (Walter Scott), (Ivanhoe)
  • *:The cupbearer shrugged up his shoulders in displeasure. "I thought to have lodged him in the solere chamber," said he
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=“Well,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance, Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.}}
  • To presume; to venture.
  • *(Bible), (w) iii. 9
  • *:Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father.
  • Synonyms
    * (sense, communicate to oneself in one's mind) cogitate, ponder, reflect, ruminate; see also * opine; see also * guess (US), imagine, reckon, suppose * consider, deem, find, judge, regard; see also
    Derived terms
    * rethink * think about * thinker * thinko * think of * think on one's feet * think out * think over * think piece * think the world of * think twice * think up * think with one's little head * unthinkable


  • An act of thinking; consideration (of something).
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  • Derived terms
    * badthink * doublethink * goodthink * groupthink * have another think coming * rethink (noun, as in "have a rethink")

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    think' (''obsolete except in archaic'' ' methinks )
  • (label) To seem, to appear.
  • *:
  • And whanne syr launcelot sawe he myghte not ryde vp in to the montayne / he there alyghte vnder an Appel tree // And then he leid hym doune to slepe / And thenne hym thoughte there came an old man afore hym / the whiche sayd A launcelot of euylle feythe and poure byleue / wherfor is thy wille tourned soo lyghtely toward thy dedely synne