Definition of language


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • language is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 10 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • language is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 15 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of language

  • a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols (noun)

    Examples

    1. he taught foreign languages
    2. the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    3. the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

    Synonyms

    1. linguistic communication

  • (language) communication by word of mouth (noun)

    Examples

    1. he uttered harsh language
    2. he recorded the spoken language of the streets

    Synonyms

    1. oral communication
    2. speech
    3. speech communication
    4. spoken communication
    5. spoken language
    6. voice communication

  • a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline (noun)

    Examples

    1. the language of sociology

    Synonyms

    1. nomenclature
    2. terminology

  • the mental faculty or power of vocal communication (noun)

    Examples

    1. language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals

    Synonyms

    1. speech

  • the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication (noun)

    Examples

    1. he didn't have the language to express his feelings

    Synonyms

    1. linguistic process

  • the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number (noun)

    Examples

    1. the song uses colloquial language

    Synonyms

    1. lyric
    2. words

See definition of language in Merriam Webster