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English

Etymology 1

(etyl) language, from (etyl) language, from .

Noun

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  • (lb) A body of words, and set of methods of combining them (called a grammar), understood by a community and used as a form of communication.
  • * 1867', ''Report on the Systems of Deaf-Mute Instruction pursued in Europe'', quoted in '''1983 in ''History of the College for the Deaf, 1857-1907 (ISBN 0913580856), page 240:
  • Hence the natural language' of the mute is, in schools of this class, suppressed as soon and as far as possible, and its existence as a ' language , capable of being made the reliable and precise vehicle for the widest range of thought, is ignored.
  • * {{quote-book, page=50, year=1900, author=(w)
  • , title= The History of the Caliph Vathek , passage=No language could express his rage and despair.}}
  • * 2000 , Geary Hobson, The Last of the Ofos (ISBN 0816519595), page 113:
  • Mr. Darko, generally acknowledged to be the last surviving member of the Ofo Tribe, was also the last remaining speaker of the tribe's language .
  • (lb) The ability to communicate using words.
  • (lb) The vocabulary and usage of a particular specialist field.
  • *
  • Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language , he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
  • The expression of thought (the communication of meaning) in a specified way.
  • * 2001 , Eugene C. Kennedy, ?Sara C. Charles, On Becoming a Counselor (ISBN 0824519132):
  • A tale about themselves [is] told by people with help from the universal languages of their eyes, their hands, and even their shirting feet.
  • A body of sounds, signs and signals by which animals communicate, and by which plants are sometimes also thought to communicate.
  • A computer language; a machine language.
  • * 2015 , Kent D. Lee, Foundations of Programming Languages (ISBN 3319133144), page 94:
  • In fact pointers are called references in these languages' to distinguish them from pointers in ' languages like C and C++.
  • (lb) Manner of expression.
  • * (rfdate) Cowper:
  • Their language simple, as their manners meek,
  • (lb) The particular words used in a speech or a passage of text.
  • (lb) Profanity.
  • *{{quote-book, page=500, year=1978, author=James Carroll
  • , title= Mortal Friends, isbn=0440157897 , passage="Where the hell is Horace?" ¶ "There he is. He's coming. You shouldn't use language ."}}
    Synonyms
    * (form of communication) tongue, speech (spoken language) * (vocabulary of a particular field) lingo (colloquial), jargon, terminology, phraseology, parlance * (computer language) computer language, programming language, machine language * (particular words used) phrasing, wording, terminology
    Derived terms
    * artificial language * auxiliary language * bad language * body language * computing language * constructed language * endangered language * extinct language * foreign language * formal language * foul language * international language * language barrier * language code * language cop * language death * language extinction * language family * language lab, language laboratory * language model * language of flowers * language planning * language police * language pollution * language processing * language school * language shift * language technology * language transfer * languaging * machine language * mathematical language * mind one's language * natural language * pattern language * programming language * private language * secular language * sign language * speak someone's language * standard language * vehicular language * vernacular language

    Verb

  • To communicate by language; to express in language.
  • * (rfdate) Fuller:
  • Others were languaged in such doubtful expressions that they have a double sense.

    See also

    * lexis, term, word * bilingual * linguistics * multilingual * trilingual

    Etymology 2

    Alteration of (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A languet, a flat plate in or below the flue pipe of an organ.
  • * 1896 , William Horatio Clarke, The Organist's Retrospect , page 79:
  • A flue-pipe is one in which the air passes through the throat, or flue, which is the narrow, longitudinal aperture between the lower lip and the tongue, or language'.

    Statistics

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    portuguese

    Alternative forms

    * Portugueese (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or pertaining to the region of Portugal.
  • * 1973 , Roger Parkinson, The Peninsular War , page 104
  • The British army had already moved over the border and the commander had established his HQ high in the central Portuguese mountains at Viseu.
  • Of or pertaining to the people of Portugal or their culture.
  • * 1887 , George Brown Goode, The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States , section IV, page 33
  • In San Diego County there is but one Portuguese fisherman, as is also the case in Los Angeles, the county immediately adjoining.
  • Of or pertaining to the language.
  • * 1981 , Milton Mariano Azevedo, A Contrastive Phonology of Portuguese and English , page 31
  • The latter feature indicates that a Portuguese consonant cannot constitute the nucleus of a syllable.

    Noun

    (Portuguese)
  • A person native to, or living in, Portugal.
  • * 1920 , Paulus Edward Pieris, Ceylon and the Portuguese, 1505-1658 , page 184
  • With a view to securing its more efficient working, a Portuguese was placed in charge of the entire department as Vidane.
  • * 2000 , René Chartrand & Bill Younghusband, The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars , volume 1, page 23
  • Beresford required all materials for coatees, waistcoats and pantaloons to be sent out unmade, as the Portuguese were perfectly capable of making the suits up properly after delivery.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun) {{examples-right , examples=E também as memórias gloriosas Daqueles Reis, que foram dilatando A Fé, o Império, e as terras viciosas De África e de Ásia andaram devastando; — And also the glorious memories Of those Kings, who were expanding The Faith, the Empire, and had been devastating The vicious lands of Africa and Asia; }}
  • A Romance language originating in Portugal, and now the official language of (Portugal), (Angola), .
  • * 2000 , João Costa, Portuguese Syntax: new comparative studies , page 65
  • Portuguese , however, is slightly different from Catalan, Spanish, and Romanian in that there is no strict adjacency requirement between wh -words and the verbal cluster in indirect questions.

    Derived terms

    *

    See also

    * (pt) * Language list