HyperDic: language

English > 6 senses of the word language:
NOUNcommunicationlanguage, linguistic communicationa systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
communicationlanguage, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication(language) communication by word of mouth
communicationlanguage, lyric, wordsthe text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
cognitionlanguage, linguistic processthe cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
cognitionlanguage, speechthe mental faculty or power of vocal communication
communicationlanguage, terminology, nomenclaturea system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
language > pronunciation
Soundslae'nggwahjh; lae'nggwihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > language: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymlinguistic communication
Category ofaccent, accent markA diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
alphabetizeProvide with an alphabet
diachronic, historicalUsed of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
expressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear, perspicuous(of language) transparently clear
speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(language) communication by word of mouth
synchronicconcerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
uncorrupted, undefiled(of language) not having its purity or excellence debased
well-turned(of language) aptly and pleasingly expressed
Narrowerartificial languageA language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaughtThe rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
dead languageA language that is no longer learned as a native language
indigenous languageA language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere
lingua franca, interlanguage, koineA common language used by speakers of different languages
metalanguageA language that can be used to describe languages
native languageThe language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood
natural language, tongueA human written or spoken language used by a community
object language, target languageThe language into which a text written in another language is to be translated
sign language, signinglanguage expressed by visible hand gestures
slanguagelanguage characterized by excessive use of slang or cant
source languageA language that is to be translated into another language
string of words, word string, linguistic stringA linear sequence of words as spoken or written
superstrate, superstratumThe language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
usageThe customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
wordslanguage that is spoken or written
BroadercommunicationSomething that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
Spanishcomunicación lingüística, idioma, lenguaje, lengua
Catalancomunicació lingüística, idioma, llengua, llenguatge
Adjectivescross-linguisticrelating to different languages
extralinguisticnot included within the realm of language
intralinguisticwithin a particular language
linguistic, lingualconsisting of or related to language
nonlinguisticnot consisting of or related to language
English > language: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(language) communication by word of mouth.
Examples
  • "he uttered harsh language"
  • "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
Synonymsspeech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication
Categorylanguage, linguistic communicationA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
NarrowerconversationThe use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
dictationspeech intended for reproduction in writing
discussion, give-and-take, wordAn exchange of views on some topic
idiolectThe language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life
monologueA long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
non-standard speechspeech that differs from the usual / usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
pronunciation, orthoepyThe way a word or a language is customarily spoken
saying, expression, locutionA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
soliloquy, monologuespeech you make to yourself
spell, magic spell, magical spell, charmA verbal / verbal formula believed to have magical force
wordsThe words / words that are spoken
Broaderauditory communicationcommunication that relies on hearing
Spanishcomunicación oral, comunicación verbal, habla, lengua hablada, lenguaje, lenguaje oral, lenguaje verbal
Catalancomunicació oral, llenguatge, parla
English > language: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe text of a popular song or musical-comedy number.
Example "the song uses colloquial language"
Synonymslyric, words
Part ofsong, vocalA short musical composition with words
Narrowerlove lyricThe lyric of a love song
Broadertext, textual matterThe words of something written
Spanishletra, lírica, texto
Catalanlírica, lletra
English > language: 6 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication.
Example"he didn't have the language to express his feelings"
Synonymlinguistic process
NarrowerreadingThe cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
Broaderhigher cognitive processcognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
Spanishproceso lingüístico
Catalanprocés lingüístic
English > language: 6 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe mental faculty or power of vocal communication.
Example"language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
Synonymspeech
Category ofverbalize, verbaliseconvert into a verb
PartslexisAll of the words in a language
vocabulary, lexicon, mental lexiconA language user's knowledge of words
Broaderfaculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
Spanishhabla, lenguaje
Catalanllenguatge, parla
English > language: 6 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA system of words used to name things in a particular discipline.
Example "the language of sociology"
Synonymsterminology, nomenclature
Narrowermarkup languageA set of symbols and rules for their use when doing a markup of a document
toponymy, toponomyThe nomenclature of regional anatomy
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify
Spanishlenguaje, nomenclatura, terminología
Catalannomenclatura, terminologia

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