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 standard native language of a country or locality.
- The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language. See Synonyms at dialect.
- A variety of such everyday language specific to a social group or region: the vernaculars of New York City.
- The idiom of a particular trade or profession: in the legal vernacular.
- An idiomatic word, phrase, or expression.
- The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.
- Native to or commonly spoken by the members of a particular country or region.
- Using the native language of a region, especially as distinct from the literary language: a vernacular poet.
- Relating to or expressed in the native language or dialect.
- Of or being an indigenous building style using local materials and traditional methods of construction and ornament, especially as distinguished from academic or historical architectural styles.
- Occurring or existing in a particular locality; endemic: a vernacular disease.
- Relating to or designating the common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.