Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Language viewed as a system including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of a particular community.

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  • n. Language as a system rather than language in use, including the formal rules, structures, and limitations of language.

Etymologies

French, from Old French; see language.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ferdinand de Saussure as "langue", is the common language of a community (or rather more in than of a community), is formed and authenticated by writers and regulated and generally orientated by Academies.

    Camilo José Cela - Nobel Lecture

  • French is sometimes called langue d'oïl ( 'oïl language'), oïl being an old variant of oui 'yes'.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Your "langue" (tongue) is in your mouth, and where is your "languette"? ... most likely on your foot!

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • Your "langue" tongue is in your mouth, and where is your "languette"?

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • The "langue" is the myth's timeless meaning, the "parole" is its historical setting.

    Lacan, Levi-Strauss, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur

  • In the sixteenth century each had its own family of languages, called the langue d’oc and the langue d’oïl, from their pronunciation of the word for yes.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The Swiss linguist Saussure in the earlier part of the twentieth century drew a distinction between two concepts in language, "langue" and

    Kaleidoglide

  • I have 2 kind of langue packs Nl and En. (Netherlands and engelish)

    phpBB.com

  • Dessert is sesame ice cream with an intriguing cake-like texture and green tea-flavored langue de chat cookies.

    Exploring Sushi on the Seine

  • This site is full of fishing and hunting questions commits pictures that should be enough enjoyment to satisfy any outdoors men/woman, if you are upset because of the freedom of debate, maybe you should petition F&S not to allow anything not related to outdoors, including stupid questions to rack up points or langue that is uncalled for, or maybe people who don't have a tolerance for other's.

    Misdirection

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  • Language viewed abstractly as a system of forms and conventions used for communication in a community. The knowledge that enables a person to speak and understand a language.

    October 31, 2007