An example of language is words spoken.
An example of language is words read in a book.
An example of language is people using their hands to express themselves.
Profane language; persuasive language.
The language of teenagers.
The language of dolphins.
The French language.
- to have the same beliefs, attitudes, etc. (as another)
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of language
- Middle English from Old French langage from langue tongue, language from Latin lingua dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English language, from Old French language, from Vulgar Latin *linguāticum, from Latin lingua (“tongue, speech, language”), from Old Latin dingua (“tongue”), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (“tongue, speech, language”). Displaced native Middle English rearde, ȝerearde (“language”) (from Old English reord (“language, speech”)), Middle English londspreche, londspeche (“language”) (from Old English *landsprǣċ (“language, national tongue”), Old English þēod and þēodisc (“language”).