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
- programming languages
by type. (Because there
is no overarching
for programming languages
, in many cases
- ****anese language
, Ryukyuan languages
in the Ryukyu
with ****anese, these languages
from the languages
they were originally influenced
by. Trade languages
can also influence
an established language
's vernacular, especially...
, but are entirely unrelated
to the Scandinavian languages
from these, German, Yiddish
are recognized minority languages
as kinesics. Body language
must not be confused
with sign language
, as sign languages
are full languages
like spoken languages
and have their
in more than 2,530 languages
, including complete
Old or New Testaments
in 1,715 languages
55 sign languages
, and the complete
six levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. Avant STAMP
of Proficiency) Cambridge English Language
- Dravidian languages spoken
by 20% of Indians. Other languages belong
to the Austroasiatic, Sino-Tibetan, Tai-Kadai, and a few other minor language
- typed programming languages
". For a list of such languages
, see the category
for dynamically typed programming languages
. Some languages allow
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