We agree with all seven definitions.. We agree that language is not all about alphabets, words, sentences, syntax, grammar, LSRW-skills. Its also about images, gestures, signs, symbols, animations…. The eighth definition is what is more important to us – programmeing – conditioning mind and identity.
Entity: living (human, animal and vegetation) as well as non-living (machines, devices) and ‘dead people, angels. ‘Information’ and not knowledge or wisdom – unless info does not pass through hellish fire or heavenly bliss, it does not become knowledge, similary, knowledge to wisdom. Is ‘meaning’ really defined by ‘both’ and shared or is it one defines and dictates… the other accepts and succumbs to ‘meaning’. Never forget parents. Is transference of ‘info’ defining meaning? Do not buy petrol/diesel on 14th Feb.? Why? Why only 14th? Marketing gimmick of to ambush market valentine day. Or cultural attach? R ecological reasons – or fight against govt’s price hike policy under the name of development.
It is context that gives meaning – not the language. Communication happens because of context – and aprior understanding of the words – words are predefined and its predefinition gives meaning.