Definitions for: Linguist


[n] a person who speaks more than one language
[n] a specialist in linguistics



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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