Language

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Language->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ language
language
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ phraseology
phraseology
&c. 569
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ speech
speech
&c. 582
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ tongue
tongue
lingo
vernacular
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mother tongue
mother tongue
vulgar tongue
native tongue
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ household words
household words
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ King's or Queen's English
King's or Queen's English
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dialect
dialect
&c. 563
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ confusion of tongues
confusion of tongues
Babel
pasigraphie
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ pantomime
pantomime
&c.(signs) 550
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ onomatopoeia
onomatopoeia
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ betacism
betacism
mimmation
myatism
nunnation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ pasigraphy
pasigraphy
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ lexicology
lexicology
philology
glossology
glottology
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ linguistics
linguistics
chrestomathy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ paleology
paleology
paleography
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ comparative grammar
comparative grammar
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ literature
literature
letters
polite literature
belles lettres
muses
humanities
literae humaniores
republic of letters
dead languages
classics
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ genius of language
genius of language
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ scholarship
scholarship
&c.(scholar) 492
PARAG:Language->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ express by words
express by words
&c. 566
PARAG:Language->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ lingual
lingual
linguistic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ dialectic
dialectic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ vernacular
vernacular
current
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ bilingual
bilingual
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ diglot
diglot
hexaglot
polyglot
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ literary
literary

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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