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.
The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality, opposed to literary or learned forms.
a language of everyday use of a people or a nation, as opposed to an official or formal language. The vernacular language of a particular place may be a variety or dialect of an official language or it may be an-other language altogether.
Language or dialect native to a region, as distinct from the standard language.
The native speech or language of a place; the plain variety of language in everyday use by ordinary people.
the native, spoken language or dialect of a speech community. the common language of a speech community as distinguished from its literary language. See also register.
the regional language, as opposed to the customary Latin used in a great many monastic manuscripts, first seen in Ireland and Britain as early as the 6th century.
n. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary or scientific language. The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal. adj. Relating to or designating the common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.
A native or indigenous language. The idiom of the region.
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
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"
the everyday expression of cultural groups, from language to architecture.
Everyday language specific to a social group or region; the everyday language spoken by a people as opposed to the literary language.
the language of the people, rather than Latin, the official language of the Catholic Church. For example, the vernacular in France is French; the vernacular in Wales is Welsh.
of or referring to the use of the native, common language of a place, as opposed to a special or "sacred" language for religious rites and prayers
the writer's own native language
the native speech or language of a place as spoken or written by inhabitants. Everyday language as used everyday by ordinary people. English is the official language of New York City, but "Brooklynese" is the vernacular of that bourough.
common language of a country, not technical or literary
the basic meaning is "spoken," though figuratively is signifies the common, the ordinary, the everyday.
See dialect verse.
Vernacular refers to the native language of a country or locality. In general linguistics, it is used to describe local languages as opposed to linguae francae, official standards or global languages. It is sometimes applied to nonstandard dialects of a global language.