Language

Definition of Language

Lan´guage
n.1.
1.Any means of conveying or communicating ideas;
2.The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality.
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.
- Shak.
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.
All the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image.
- Dan. iii. 7.
9.Any system of symbols created for the purpose of communicating ideas, emotions, commands, etc., between sentient agents.
10.(computers) Any set of symbols and the rules for combining them which are used to specify to a computer the actions that it is to take; also referred to as a computer lanugage or programming language; as, JAVA is a new and flexible high-level language which has achieved popularity very rapidly.
Language master
a teacher of languages.
v. t.1.To communicate by language; to express in language.
[imp. & p. p. Languaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Languaging .]
Others were languaged in such doubtful expressions that they have a double sense.
- Fuller.

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