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Meaning of LINGUIST

Pronunciation:  'linggwist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who speaks more than one language
  2. [n]  a specialist in linguistics
 

LINGUIST is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: linguistic scientist, polyglot
 
 See Also: A. Noam Chomsky, bilingual, Bloomfield, Chomsky, computational linguist, de Saussure, Edward Sapir, Ferdinand de Saussure, Firth, grammarian, Grimm, Hebraist, human, individual, J. R. Firth, Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm, Jakobson, Jens Otto Harry Jespersen, Jespersen, John Rupert Firth, Leonard Bloomfield, lexicographer, lexicologist, man of science, mortal, neurolinguist, Noam Chomsky, Otto Jespersen, person, phonetician, phonologist, psycholinguist, Roman Jakobson, Roman Osipovich Jakobson, Sapir, Saussure, scientist, semanticist, semiotician, sociolinguist, somebody, someone, soul, syntactician, transcriber, translator

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lin"guist\ (l[i^][ng]"gw[i^]st), n. [L. lingua tongue,
speech, language: cf. F. linguiste.]
1. A master of the use of language; a talker. [Obs.]

         I'll dispute with him; He's a rare linguist. --J.
                                               Webster.

2. A person skilled in languages.

         There too were Gibbon, the greatest historian, and
         Jones, the greatest linguist, of the age.
                                               --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bilingual, dialectician, diglot, etymologer, etymologist, glossarist, glossographer, grammarian, grammaticaster, grammatist, lexicographer, lexicologist, linguistic scholar, linguistic scientist, linguistician, multilingual, orthoepist, paleographer, philologaster, philologer, philologian, philologist, phonemicist, phonetician, phoneticist, phonologist, polyglot, semanticist, semasiologist
 

 

 

 

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