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Definitions of language

  1.   communication by word of mouth his speech was slurred the telephone greatly increased the range of speech communication he uttered harsh language he recorded the spoken language of the streets
  2.   the mental faculty or power of vocal communication language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals
  3.   the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication he didn't have the language to express his feelings
  4.   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
  5.   a system of words used in a particular discipline legal terminology the language of sociology
  6.   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
  7.   language communication by word of mouth his speech was garbled he uttered harsh language he recorded the spoken language of the streets
  8.   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
  9.   The expression of ideas by writing or any other instrumentality
  10.   The forms of speech or the methods of expressing ideas peculiar to a particular nation
  11.   The characteristic mode of arranging words peculiar to an individual speaker or writer manner of expression style
  12.   The inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man express their feelings or their wants
  13.   The suggestion by objects actions or conditions of ideas associated therewith as the language of flowers
  14.   The vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge as medical language the language of chemistry or theology
  15.   A race as distinguished by its speech
  16.   To communicate by language to express in language
  17.   A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings
  18.   Human speech spoken or written the speech of one nation or race as distinguished from that of another as the French language style or expression peculiar to an individual or to something written or spoken
  19.   That which is spoken by the tongue human speech speech peculiar to a nation style or expression peculiar to an individual diction any manner of expressing thought
  20.   Human speech tongue style or expression
  21.   The expression of ideas by words speech
  22.   The words in use among any people a tongue
  23.   The expression of Ideas by words of articulate sounds the speech or expression of ideas peculiar to a particular nation or to a particular subject any manner of expression Language master one whose profession is to teach languages
  24.   The expression of ideas by means of words human speech style or manner of expression the speech peculiar to a nation

Quotes of language

  1. I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive – Theodore Bikel
  2. Good music is very close to primitive language – Denis Diderot
  3. All the dialogue on tape and we'd play the tape in performance Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape but at a slower speed so we'd get a web of language – Richard Foreman
  4. We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture When you understand another culture or language it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture – Edward T. Hall
  5. Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  6. If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry you'll probably get beaten up But poetry is a really strong beautiful form to me and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry – Jim Jarmusch
  7. The more determinedly I exist as myself within the conditions of the time the more clearly I shall hear the language of the past the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life – Karl Jaspers
  8. My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody Help It's not just what do you for yourself It's how you treat people decently The golden rule There isn't big anything better than the golden rule It's in every major religion in one language or another – Art Linkletter
  9. The English Bible a book which if everything else in our language should perish would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power – Thomas B. Macaulay
  10. I work with language I love the flowers of afterthought – Bernard Malamud
  11. Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express – James C. Maxwell
  12. Knowing some Greek helped defuse forbidding words not that I counted much on using them You'll find only trace elements of this language in the poem – James Merrill
  13. Music is a language you see a universal language – Sun Ra
  14. The form language used by the ancient Egyptians in their structures is minimal – Harry Seidler
  15. Language has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone – Paul Tillich

Usage examples for language

  1. She spoke in French so I was glad to see that her friends understood that language – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. But what happened was that they didn't speak either language – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  3. When you get up there I don't know what miles mean no more than if you spoke another language – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  4. They were glad to have him because he could speak the language of the tribe – Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston
  5. Such language from you – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  6. They spoke another language – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  7. With him language was a means and not an end – The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays by James Russell Lowell
  8. Written we know not by whom we know not when and we know not in what language – Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh
  9. “ I was beginning to understand Blacky's language – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  10. The language of chap – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  11. The two men were talking together but Hiram could not understand what they said for they spoke in the same foreign language that they had before used – Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard I. Pyle
  12. We have enough of that sort of language from the servants and the stable boys ” – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. “ Gregoire is unable to bear suffering just as one is unable to talk an unknown language – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  14. But do you know what it means in plain language – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  15. “ What's the use of both of us knowing the language – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. “ Is that the language of the bill – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  17. It was a new language a movement language – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood
  18. He has always held that language to me – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009
  19. Why don't you talk in a language we understand – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  20. Bad luck to you do you understand your own language – Stories by English Authors: Ireland by Various