DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

4 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ver·nac·u·lar /və(r)ˈnækjəlɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ver·nac·u·lar a.  Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; -- now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language.  “A vernacular disease.”
    His skill in the vernacular dialect of the Celtic tongue.   --Fuller.
    Which in our vernacular idiom may be thus interpreted.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ver·nac·u·lar, n. The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality, opposed to literary or learned forms.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday
            language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term";
            "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the
            masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal
            species" [syn: common, vulgar]
      n 1: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among
           thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [syn: cant, jargon,
            slang, lingo, argot, patois]
      2: the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from
         literary language)