Vernacular

  • 1 vernacular — [vər nak′yə lər] adj. [< L vernaculus, belonging to home born slaves, indigenous < verna, a native slave, prob. < Etr * versna, hearth < verse, fire] 1. using the native language of a country or place [a vernacular writer] 2. commonly …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Vernacular — Ver*nac u*lar, a. [L. vernaculus born in one s house, native, fr. verna a slave born in his master s house, a native, probably akin to Skr. vas to dwell, E. was.] Belonging to the country of one s birth; one s own by birth or nature; native;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 vernacular — vernaculár adj. m., pl. vernaculári; f. sg. vernaculáră, pl. vernaculáre Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  VERNACULÁR, Ă adj. (Liv.) Care este propriu unei ţări. [< fr. vernaculaire …

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  • 4 Vernacular — Ver*nac u*lar, n. The vernacular language; one s mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 vernacular — [adj] native, colloquial common, dialectal, domesticated, idiomatic, indigenous, informal, ingrained, inherent, local, natural, ordinary, plebian, popular, vulgar; concepts 267,549 vernacular [n] native language argot, cant, dialect, idiom,… …

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  • 6 vernacular — index language, native (domestic), ordinary, prevailing (current), prevalent, regional, usual …

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  • 7 vernacular — c.1600, native to a country, from L. vernaculus domestic, native, from verna home born slave, native, a word of Etruscan origin. Used in English in the sense of Latin vernacula vocabula, in reference to language …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 vernacular — adj. O mesmo que vernáculo.   ‣ Etimologia: vernáculo + ar …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 9 vernacular — *dialect, patois, lingo, jargon, cant, argot, slang …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 vernacular — ► NOUN 1) the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region. 2) informal the specialized terminology of a group or activity. ► ADJECTIVE 1) spoken as or using one s mother tongue rather than a second language. 2) (of… …

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  • 11 Vernacular — For other uses, see Vernacular (disambiguation). A vernacular is the native language or native dialect of a specific population, as opposed to a language of wider communication that is not native to the population, such as a national language or… …

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  • 12 vernacular — [[t]və(r)næ̱kjʊlə(r)[/t]] vernaculars 1) N COUNT: usu the N in sing The vernacular is the language or dialect that is most widely spoken by ordinary people in a region or country. ...books or plays written in the vernacular... To use the… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 vernacular — ver|nac|u|lar [vəˈnækjulə US vərˈnækjulər] n [C usually singular] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: vernaculus born in a place , from verna slave born in his or her owner s house ] 1.) a form of a language that ordinary people use, especially… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 vernacular — I. adjective Etymology: Latin vernaculus native, from verna slave born in the master s house, native Date: 1601 1. a. using a language or dialect native to a region or country rather than a literary, cultured, or foreign language b. of, relating… …

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  • 15 vernacular — vernacularly, adv. /veuhr nak yeuh leuhr, veuh nak /, adj. 1. (of language) native or indigenous (opposed to literary or learned). 2. expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works: a vernacular poem. 3. using such a… …

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  • 16 vernacular — n. in the vernacular (to express oneself in the vernacular) * * * [və nækjʊlə] in the vernacular (to express oneself in the vernacular) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 vernacular — UK [və(r)ˈnækjʊlə(r)] / US [vərˈnækjələr] noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms vernacular : singular vernacular plural vernaculars the language spoken by a particular group or in a particular area, when it is different from the formal… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 vernacular — 1. noun /vəˈnæk.jə.lə,vəˈnæk.jʊ.lə,vɚˈnæk.jə.lɚ/ a) The language of a people, a national language. The vernacular of the United States is English. b) Everyday speech, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary …

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  • 19 vernacular — ver|nac|u|lar [ vər nækjələr ] noun count usually singular the language spoken by a particular group or in a particular area, when it is different from the formal written language: The vernacular of the coastal region is based on English.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 vernacular — noun 1) he wrote in the vernacular to reach a wider audience Syn: everyday language, colloquial language, conversational language, common parlance, demotic, lay terms 2) informal the preppy vernacular of Orange County Syn: language, dialect, re …

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