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
- arbitrary distinction
(dichotomy) between languages
and dialect. 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
- languages spoken
by 78.05% of Indians
and the Dravidian languages spoken
by 19.64% of Indians. Languages spoken
by the remaining
2.31% of the po****tion belong...
- The Indo-European languages
are a large language family native
Eurasia. It comprises
most of the languages
of Europe together
- The Romance languages
(less commonly Latin languages
, or Neo-Latin languages
) are the modern languages
from Vulgar Latin between
of different programming languages
have been created, and more are being created every
year. Many programming languages
in an imperative...
- some 120 to 187 languages spoken
in the Philippines, depending
on the method
of cl****ification. Almost
all are Malayo-Polynesian languages native
- in Iron Age Scandinavia. The West Germanic languages include
most widely spoken Germanic languages
- The Semitic languages
, are a branch
of the Afroasiatic language family originating
in the Middle
that have yet to be cl****ified. In addition, Africa
has a wide variety
of sign languages
, many of which
are language isolates
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