Definitions for languageˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. language, linguistic communication(noun)

    a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

    "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

  2. speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(noun)

    (language) communication by word of mouth

    "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

  3. lyric, words, language(noun)

    the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

    "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"

  4. linguistic process, language(noun)

    the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication

    "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"

  5. language, speech(noun)

    the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

    "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"

  6. terminology, nomenclature, language(noun)

    a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

    "legal terminology"; "biological nomenclature"; "the language of sociology"

Wiktionary

  1. language(Noun)

    A form of communication using words either spoken or gestured with the hands and structured with grammar, often with a writing system.

  2. language(Noun)

    The ability to communicate using words.

    the gift of language

  3. language(Noun)

    Nonverbal communication.

    body language

  4. language(Noun)

    A computer language.

  5. language(Noun)

    The vocabulary and usage used in a particular specialist field.

    legal language

  6. language(Noun)

    The particular words used in speech or a passage of text.

  7. language(Noun)

    Profanity.

  8. language(Noun)

    Words, written or spoken, in a specific sequence that a person uses to describe, to a another person, the type of thoughts in their mind.

  9. language(Verb)

    To communicate by language; to express in language.

    Others were languaged in such doubtful expressions that they have a double sense. uE0004411uE001 Fuller.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Language(noun)

    any means of conveying or communicating ideas; specifically, human speech; the expression of ideas by the voice; sounds, expressive of thought, articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth

  2. Language(noun)

    the expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality

  3. Language(noun)

    the forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation

  4. Language(noun)

    the characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style

  5. Language(noun)

    the inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man express their feelings or their wants

  6. Language(noun)

    the suggestion, by objects, actions, or conditions, of ideas associated therewith; as, the language of flowers

  7. Language(noun)

    the vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge; as, medical language; the language of chemistry or theology

  8. Language(noun)

    a race, as distinguished by its speech

  9. Language(verb)

    to communicate by language; to express in language

Freebase

  1. Language

    the type of which all languages are instances

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. language

    The tool of the mind.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Language

    A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'language' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #472

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'language' in Written Corpus Frequency: #974

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'language' in Nouns Frequency: #150


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