Definition of Linguist

1. Noun. A specialist in linguistics.

2. Noun. A person who speaks more than one language.
Exact synonyms: Polyglot
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Bilingual, Bilingualist, Transcriber, Translator
Specialized synonyms: Greenberg, Joseph Greenberg, Harris, Zellig Harris, Zellig Sabbatai Harris
Derivative terms: Linguistic, Polyglot

Definition of Linguist

1. n. A master of the use of language; a talker.

Definition of Linguist

1. Noun. One who studies linguistics. ¹

2. Noun. A person skilled in languages. ¹

3. Noun. A human translator; an interpreter, especially in the armed forces. ¹

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Definition of Linguist

1. a person skilled in several languages [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Linguist

lingue franche
linguist (current term)
linguistic atlas
linguistic communication
linguistic context
linguistic geography
linguistic process
linguistic profiling
linguistic relation
linguistic rule
linguistic scientist
linguistic string
linguistic turn
linguistic unit

Literary usage of Linguist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Christian Examiner (1842)
"Parisian linguist; or an Easy Method of Acquiring a Perfect Pronunciation of the French ... The Parisian linguist out-syllables and out-letters them all. ..."

2. New Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun: Its Annals During the Past Twenty by Samuel Mossman (1873)
"Assassination of a native linguist belonging to the British legation at Yedo. § 140. Burial of the linguist with Buddhist ceremony. § 147. ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"As a linguist his achievements in preaching without interpreters were remarkable, considering that his early education included no Latin. ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1897)
"ELIZABETH SMITH; A SELF-TAUGHT linguist. MARY DAVIES STEELE, DAYTON, OHIO. TI "IE A US have just been brought to my eyes," writes Sir J- James Mackintosh, ..."

5. Bibliotheca Marsdeniana Philologica Et Orientalis: A Catalogue of Books and by William Marsden (1827)
"The Oriental linguist, an easy and familiar Introduction to the popular Language of Hindoos- tan ... Being partly an Abridgement of the Oriental linguist. ..."

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