Associations to the word «Language»


LANGUAGE, noun. (countable) A body of words, and set of methods of combining them (called a grammar), understood by a community and used as a form of communication.
LANGUAGE, noun. (uncountable) The ability to communicate using words.
LANGUAGE, noun. (uncountable) The vocabulary and usage of a particular specialist field.
LANGUAGE, noun. (countable) (uncountable) The expression of thought (the communication of meaning) in a specified way.
LANGUAGE, noun. (countable) (uncountable) A body of sounds, signs and/or signals by which animals communicate, and by which plants are sometimes also thought to communicate.
LANGUAGE, noun. (computing) (countable) A computer language; a machine language.
LANGUAGE, noun. (uncountable) Manner of expression.
LANGUAGE, noun. (uncountable) The particular words used in a speech or a passage of text.
LANGUAGE, noun. (uncountable) Profanity.
LANGUAGE, verb. (rare) (now) (nonstandard) To communicate by language; to express in language.
LANGUAGE, noun. A languet, a flat plate in or below the flue pipe of an organ.
LANGUAGE ASSISTANT, noun. An assistant teacher of a foreign language, usually a native speaker in a foreign country
LANGUAGE BARRIER, noun. A conceptual barrier to effective communication, that occurs when people who speak different languages attempt to communicate with each other.
LANGUAGE BARRIERS, noun. Plural of language barrier
LANGUAGE CODE, noun. Short alphabetic or numeric identifier assigned to a language.
LANGUAGE CODES, noun. Plural of language code
LANGUAGE CONTINUUM, noun. (linguistics) A situation where two or more languages in the same geographic region merge together without a definable boundary.
LANGUAGE EXCHANGE, noun. A method of language learning based on mutual language practicing by learning partners who speak different languages.
LANGUAGE EXCHANGES, noun. Plural of language exchange
LANGUAGE FAMILIES, noun. Plural of language family
LANGUAGE FAMILY, noun. (linguistics) A set of languages which have evolved from a common ancestor.
LANGUAGE ISOLATE, noun. A natural language with no proven genetic relationship to another language.
LANGUAGE ISOLATES, noun. Plural of language isolate
LANGUAGE LAB, noun. A schoolroom equipped with audio equipment so that students may hear and practice speaking a language they are learning.
LANGUAGE LABS, noun. Plural of language lab
LANGUAGE MAVEN, noun. A self-appointed authority on language usage.
LANGUAGE POLICE, noun. Any person or group crusading for a particular usage or omission within a language; also called language cops, tongue troopers.
LANGUAGE SWAP, noun. A method of language learning based on mutual language practicing by learning partners who speak different languages.

Dictionary definition

LANGUAGE, noun. A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written".
LANGUAGE, noun. (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets".
LANGUAGE, noun. The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language".
LANGUAGE, noun. The cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings".
LANGUAGE, noun. The mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals".
LANGUAGE, noun. A system of words used to name things in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "biological nomenclature"; "the language of sociology".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.