Meaning of LANGUAGE in English
n.1 the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in an agreed way.
2 the language of a particular community or country etc. (speaks several languages).
3 a the faculty of speech. b a style or the faculty of expression; the use of words, etc. (his language was poetic; hasn't the language to express it). c (also bad language) coarse, crude, or abusive speech (didn't like his language).
4 a system of symbols and rules for writing computer programs or algorithms.
5 any method of expression (the language of mime; sign language).
6 a professional or specialized vocabulary.
7 literary style.
Phrases and idioms:
language laboratory a room equipped with tape recorders etc. for learning a foreign language. language of flowers a set of symbolic meanings attached to different flowers. speak the same language have a similar outlook, manner of expression, etc.
Etymology: ME f. OF langage ult. f. L lingua tongue
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012