language, linguistic communicationnoun
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"
speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communicationnoun
(language) communication by word of mouth
"his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
lyric, words, languagenoun
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"
linguistic process, languagenoun
the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
"he didn't have the language to express his feelings"
the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
"language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
terminology, nomenclature, languagenoun
a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
"legal terminology"; "biological nomenclature"; "the language of sociology"
Any system of symbols created for the purpose of communicating ideas, emotions, commands, etc., between sentient agents.
Specifically: (computers) Any set of symbols and the rules for combining them which are used to specify to a computer the actions that it is to take; also referred to as a computer lanugage or programming language; as, JAVA is a new and flexible high-level language which has achieved popularity very rapidly.
A form of communication using words either spoken or gestured with the hands and structured with grammar, often with a writing system.
The ability to communicate using words.
the gift of language
A computer language.
The vocabulary and usage used in a particular specialist field.
The particular words used in speech or a passage of text.
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.
To communicate by language; to express in language.
Others were languaged in such doubtful expressions that they have a double sense. uE0004411uE001 Fuller.
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
the expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality
the forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation
the characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style
the inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man express their feelings or their wants
the suggestion, by objects, actions, or conditions, of ideas associated therewith; as, the language of flowers
the vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge; as, medical language; the language of chemistry or theology
a race, as distinguished by its speech
to communicate by language; to express in language
Etymology: [OE. langage, F. langage, fr. L. lingua the tongue, hence speech, language; akin to E. tongue. See Tongue, cf. Lingual.]
the type of which all languages are instances
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lang′gwāj, n. that which is spoken by the tongue: human speech: speech peculiar to a nation: style or expression peculiar to an individual: diction: any manner of expressing thought.—v.t. to express in language.—adjs. Lang′uaged, skilled in language; Lang′uageless (Shak.), speechless, silent; Lang′ued (her.), furnished with a tongue.—Dead language, one no longer spoken, as opp. to Living language, one still spoken; Flash language (see Flash). [Fr. langage—langue—L. lingua (old form dingua), the tongue, akin to L. lingēre, Gr. leichein.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The tool of the mind.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.
A form of communication we intuitively feel, know and understand as intelligent animals and human beings.
We have various forms of language including speech, written and body language.Submitted by MaryC on November 5, 2020
A systematic act, fact and ability to communicate by the use of words, definitions, expression, energy, structure, creativity, rules, sounds, voices, symbols, speech, typing, knowing, understanding or instructions.
Language differs in each country yet people can communicate even if they do not speak or know a language.Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020
The act, fact and ability to communicate using words.
We all know what the language feels like as you can see it within a person as they look at you.Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Language' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #472
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Language' in Written Corpus Frequency: #974
Rank popularity for the word 'Language' in Nouns Frequency: #150
The numerical value of Language in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Language in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
True Love never needs the Expression of Words, It Speaks the Language Blessed by God and when it speaks, Only Miracles Happen. ”
The writer's language is to some degree the product of his own action; he is both the historian and the agent of his own language.
My first priority was to lower his voice, i could not outshout him, so I had to use the tone of my voice, which was very quiet, and my body language.
It's difficult for me because firstly the language is English with a particular accent and I was always afraid of not managing to pay tribute to a given text, particularly when you're talking about Shakespeare, so that for me was perhaps what intimidated me most.
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