part of speech: noun

definition 1: the system of spoken or written words with which people communicate thoughts, ideas, or feelings.

  • Language is a way of sharing our ideas with one another.

definition 2: a particular system used by people of the same nation, region, or group to communicate with one another.

  • The English language is hard for some people to learn.

synonyms: tongue

definition 3: a way to communicate without using words.

  • Her body language says she is tired.

synonyms: communication

Word History

Language comes from lingua, a Latin word that means “the tongue.”