What does the word language mean?

Usage examples for language

  1. Had he asked for anything, it would have been for the power to tell Sally what she had become to him, and a new language he did not now know in which to tell it. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  2. He had never heard the language spoken, and would like to hear it. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  3. There are in the English language many words, that are sometimes used as adjectives, and sometimes as adverbs. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown