What is the difference between language and spanish?

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As verbs the difference between language and spanish

is that language is to communicate by language; to express in language while spanish is (printing) to subject to spanishing, a printing process in which an ink is deposited on the bottoms and sides of depressions formed in a plastic material.

As a noun language

is (countable) a form of communication using words either spoken or gestured with the hands and structured with grammar, often with a writing system.



Etymology 1

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


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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 ."}}
    * (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


  • 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).


    (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'.


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  • Of or pertaining to Spain.
  • * 2005 , J. P. Sullivan, Martial, the unexpected classic , page 1
  • Whether Martial's heart was in the Spanish highlands or whether he was happy enough in Rome will be discussed later
  • Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.
  • * 1996 , Oscar Zeta Acosta, "From Whence I Came", Oscar "Zeta" Acosta: the uncollected works , page 42
  • Though she was Indian like the rest of us, she had a fine Spanish nose.
  • * 2007 , Lynette Rohrer Shirk, The Everything Tapas and Small Plates Cookbook , chapter 1
  • Spanish cuisine is not as spicy hot as Mexican, but it is flavorful and bright.
  • Of or pertaining to the language.
  • * 1918 , Julián Moreno-Lacalle, Elements of Spanish Pronunciation , page 12
  • Fundamentally, the Spanish vowel sounds are only five, even though as a matter of fact there may be different other sounds for such vowels as [a], [e] and [o].

    Derived terms

    * spanish * Spanish Armada * Spanish chestnut * Spanish dancing * Spanish flu * Spanish fly * Spanish Guinea * Spanish influenza * Spanish Inquisition * Spanish Main * Spanish omelette * Spanish onion * Spanish Sahara * Spanish walk * Spanish Water Dog

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A Romance language primarily spoken in Spain and in the Americas.
  • * 1873 , Frederick Marryat, Mr. Midshipman Easy , page 163'
  • "If he speaks Spanish , my daughter can converse with him ; she has but shortly arrived from Spain."
  • * 1928 , (Otto Jespersen), An International Language , page 48
  • Therefore in Novial, as well as in Esp-Ido, we simplify the spelling in all words containing double letters in the national languages, from which the words are taken: pasa'' (E ''pass'', F ''passer''), ''efekte'', ''komun'' (F ''commun'', E ''common''), etc. In this we follow the beautiful example of Spanish''', which writes ''pasar'', ''efecto'', ''común'', etc., and even extend it to cases in which '''Spanish makes a distinction in sound and spelling, as with ''ll'' and ''rr'': ''bel'' S ''bello'', F ''belle'', ''koresponda'', S ''corresponder , etc.
  • * 1995 , Hanna Pishwa & Karl Maroldt (editors), The Development of Morphological Systematicity , page 146
  • In contrast with the creole languages discussed above, the article systems of Rumanian, French, Spanish , and Portuguese are more complex, since neutralization fails to occur to a large extent.
  • A town in Ontario, Canada
  • Synonyms

    * (language) Castilian

    Derived terms

    * Old Spanish

    See also

    * (es) * Language list


    (en-plural noun)
  • (collective plural) People of Spain, collectively.
  • * 1976 , Robert Rézette, The Spanish Enclaves in Morocco , page 62
  • The Spanish are not the only ones selling their goods along the wharves and the inner streets.
  • People of Hispanic origin.
  • * 1970 , Henry Sioux Johnson, William J. Hernández-Martinez, Educating the Mexican American , page 87
  • Sixty-four percent more Spanish are functionally illiterate compared to Anglos in Lubbock (only 15 percent more of nonwhites than Anglos).


    * (people of Spain) Spaniards * (people of Hispanic origin) Hispanics