world language

noun

a language spoken and known in many countries, such as English
an artificial language for international use, such as Esperanto

Nearby words

  1. world exposition,
  2. world federalism,
  3. world federalist,
  4. world health organization,
  5. world is one's oyster, the,
  6. world music,
  7. world of good, a,
  8. world point,
  9. world power,
  10. world premiere

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Examples from the Web for world language

  • Perhaps the Slovenes told them that Welsh is not a world-language.

  • So we looked it up in Esperanto—the only attempt at a world-language of which we know, and in which my father is interested.

    A Scout of To-day|Isabel Hornibrook
  • What the Austrians said was that German was a world-language and that it was a fad to want to learn Slovene.

  • But apparently it was not till about 300 years ago that philosophers began to think seriously about a world-language.

    International Language|Walter J. Clark