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 or liturgical language.

Street vernacular can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.

2. adjective /vəˈnæk.jə.lə,vəˈnæk.jʊ.lə,vɚˈnæk.jə.lɚ/
Of or pertaining to everyday language.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Dicționar Român

  • 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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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

  • vernacular — adj. O mesmo que vernáculo.   ‣ Etimologia: vernáculo + ar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • vernacular — *dialect, patois, lingo, jargon, cant, argot, slang …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

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