Definition of Languages. Meaning of Languages. Synonyms of Languages
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Definition of Languages
LanguageLanguage 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
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.
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. LanguageLanguage 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.
Meaning of Languages from wikipedia
- origin distinction
(dichotomy) between languages
and dialects. Natural languages
or signed, but any language
can be encoded
- dead languages
, or languages which
have no native speakers
living, and extinct languages
have no native speakers
and no descendant languages
- The Indo-European languages
are a language family
of several hundred related languages
in Asia and Europe. There
of different programming languages
have been created, and more are being created every
year. Many programming languages
in an imperative...
- The Bisayan languages
or the Visayan languages
are a subgroup
of the Austronesian languages spoken
in the Philippines. They are most closely related
- Sámi languages
(/ˈsɑːmi/), in English
as Sami, are a group
of Uralic languages spoken
by the Sámi people
in Northern Europe
of languages which
of speakers. List of languages
of native speakers records
of first language
- Enlhet–Enenlhet, Lengua–Mascoy, or Chaco languages
are a small, closely related language family
of Paraguay. The languages
- The Romance languages
(nowadays rarely Romanic languages
, Latin languages
, or Neo-Latin languages
) are the modern languages
- The Tuu languages
, or Taa–ǃKwi (Taa–ǃUi, ǃUi–Taa, Kwi) languages
, are a language family consisting
of two language clusters spoken
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