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Meaning of LANGUAGE

Pronunciation:  'langgwij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
  2. [n]  the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  a system of words used in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "the language of sociology"
  5. [n]  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"
  6. [n]  communication by word of mouth; "his speech was slurred"; "the telephone greatly increased the range of speech communication"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
 

LANGUAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: linguistic communication, linguistic process, lyric, nomenclature, oral communication, speech, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, terminology, voice communication
 
 See Also: artificial language, auditory communication, barrage, charm, communication, conversation, dictation, discussion, expression, faculty, give-and-take, higher cognitive process, idiolect, interlanguage, koine, lexicon, lexis, lingua franca, linguistic string, locution, love lyric, magic spell, markup language, mental faculty, mental lexicon, metalanguage, module, monologue, natural language, non-standard speech, object language, onslaught, outpouring, pronunciation, reading, saying, sign language, signing, soliloquy, song, source language, spell, string, string of words, target language, text, textual matter, tongue, vocabulary, word, word string, words

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lan"guage\, n. [OE. langage, F. langage, fr. L. lingua
    the tongue, hence speech, language; akin to E. tongue. See
    {Tongue}, cf. {Lingual}.]
    1. 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.
    
    Note: Language consists in the oral utterance of sounds which
          usage has made the representatives of ideas. When two
          or more persons customarily annex the same sounds to
          the same ideas, the expression of these sounds by one
          person communicates his ideas to another. This is the
          primary sense of language, the use of which is to
          communicate the thoughts of one person to another
          through the organs of hearing. Articulate sounds are
          represented to the eye by letters, marks, or
          characters, which form words.
    
    2. The expression of ideas by writing, or any other
       instrumentality.
    
    3. The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas,
       peculiar to a particular nation.
    
    4. The characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an
       individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style.
    
             Others for language all their care express. --Pope.
    
    5. The inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man
       express their feelings or their wants.
    
    6. The suggestion, by objects, actions, or conditions, of
       ideas associated therewith; as, the language of flowers.
    
             There was . . . language in their very gesture.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    7. The vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or
       department of knowledge; as, medical language; the
       language of chemistry or theology.
    
    8. A race, as distinguished by its speech. [R.]
    
             All the people, the nations, and the languages, fell
             down and worshiped the golden image.  --Dan. iii. 7.
    
    {Language master}, a teacher of languages. [Obs.]
    
    Syn: Speech; tongue; idiom; dialect; phraseology; diction;
         discourse; conversation; talk.
    
    Usage: {Language}, {Speech}, {Tongue}, {Idiom}, {Dialect}.
           Language is generic, denoting, in its most extended
           use, any mode of conveying ideas; speech is the
           language of articulate sounds; tongue is the
           Anglo-Saxon tern for language, esp. for spoken
           language; as, the English tongue. Idiom denotes the
           forms of construction peculiar to a particular
           language; dialects are varieties if expression which
           spring up in different parts of a country among people
           speaking substantially the same language.
    
    
  2. \Lan"guage\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Languaged}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Languaging}.]
    To communicate by language; to express in language.
    
          Others were languaged in such doubtful expressions that
          they have a double sense.                --Fuller.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. programming language.

2. natural language.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: system for communicating ideas and feelings using sounds, gestures, signs, or marks.
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are studying a language indicates that you are having difficulties expressing your thoughts. Hearing foul language in your dream means that you will soon find yourself in an embarrassing situation.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a highly flexible and complex system of communication that allows for the exchange of detailed information about both interior and exterior conditions. As a creative and open system, new signals may be added and new ideas transmitted.
 
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