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Meaning of LINGUIST

Pronunciation:  'linggwist

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

2. A person skilled in languages.

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

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