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
- partly arbitrary distinction between languages
and dialects. Natural languages
or signed, but any language
can be encoded
- A language family
is a group
of languages related through descent
from a common ancestral language
or parental language
to help determine
one's own love languages
. Chapman's book claims
that the list of five love languages
is exhaustive. According
to this theory...
- programming languages
have been created, mainly
in the computer
field, and many more still
are being created every
year. Many programming languages
- intelligible, but independent national standard languages
may be considered
to be separate languages
they are largely mutually
- be related
but different enough
to be separate languages
, either among ancient neighbouring languages
or among modern spoken
dialects. A family
- The Tuu languages
, or Taa–ǃKwi (Taa–ǃUi, ǃUi–Taa, Kwi) languages
, are a language family consisting
of two language clusters spoken
- The Romance languages
(nowadays rarely Romanic languages
or Neo-Latin languages
) are the modern languages
from Vulgar Latin between
- Indo-European languages
are a language family
of several hundred related languages
and dialects. There
- Sámi languages
(/ˈsɑːmi/) are a group
of Uralic languages spoken
by the Sámi people
in Northern Europe
Finland, Norway, Sweden
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