Associations to the word «Vernacular»


VERNACULAR, noun. The language of a people or a national language.
VERNACULAR, noun. Everyday speech or dialect, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary, liturgical, or scientific language.
VERNACULAR, noun. Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot.
VERNACULAR, noun. (Roman Catholicism) The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Mass are translated.
VERNACULAR, adjective. Of or pertaining to everyday language.
VERNACULAR, adjective. Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous.
VERNACULAR, adjective. (architecture) of or related to local building materials and styles; not imported
VERNACULAR, adjective. (art) is connected to a collective memory; not imported
VERNACULAR DANCE, noun. Any of form of dance that evolved naturally within a particular community, without the intervention of professional choreographers.

Dictionary definition

VERNACULAR, noun. A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo".
VERNACULAR, noun. The everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language).
VERNACULAR, adjective. Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy