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Language meaning

language - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( language) communication by word of mouth; " his speech was garbled"; " he uttered harsh language"; " he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality.
  4. 4. The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation.
  5. 5. The characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style.
  6. 6. The inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man express their feelings or their wants.
  7. 7. The suggestion, by objects, actions, or conditions, of ideas associated therewith; as, the language of flowers.
  8. 8. The vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge; as, medical language; the language of chemistry or theology.
  9. 9. A race, as distinguished by its speech.
  10. 10. To communicate by language; to express in language.
  11. 11. Human speech; tongue; style or expression.

language - examples of usage

  1. You should 'ave 'eard the language 'e used. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. But the language 'e used, an' the things 'e called me! - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. But when she found herself with two or three of them they talked a language that she did not know. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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