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lin·guist

 (lĭng′gwĭst)
n.
1. A person who speaks several languages fluently.
2. A specialist in linguistics.

[Latin lingua, language; see dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots + -ist.]
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linguist

(ˈlɪŋɡwɪst)
n
1. (Linguistics) a person who has the capacity to learn and speak foreign languages
2. (Linguistics) a person who studies linguistics
3. (Professions) esp W African and Ghanaian the spokesman for a chief
[C16: from Latin lingua tongue]
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lin•guist

(ˈlɪŋ gwɪst)

n.
1. a specialist in linguistics.
2. a person who is skilled in several languages; polyglot.
[1580–90; < Latin lingu(a) tongue, speech + -ist]
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linguist

1. a person skilled in the science of language. Also linguistician.
2. a person skilled in many languages; a polyglot.
See also: Language
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linguist - a specialist in linguistics
computational linguist - someone trained in computer science and linguistics who uses computers for natural language processing
grammarian, syntactician - a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
Hebraist - linguist specializing in the Hebrew language
lexicographer, lexicologist - a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
neurolinguist - someone trained in neuroscience and linguistics who studies brain processes during language production and reception
phonetician - a specialist in phonetics
phonologist - a specialist in phonology
psycholinguist - a person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
semanticist, semiotician - a specialist in the study of meaning
sociolinguist - a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication
2.linguist - a person who speaks more than one language
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bilingual, bilingualist - a person who speaks two languages fluently
transcriber, translator - a person who translates written messages from one language to another
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Translations
لُغَويلُغَوِيٌّ
lingvistapolyglot-tkajazykovědec
lingvistsprogforsker
kielitieteilijä
lingvistlingvisticajezikoslovac
nyelvész
málvísindamaðurmálvísindamaîur
言語学者
언어학자
kalbininkaskalbiniskalbotyralingvistaslingvistika
lingvists, valodnieks
językoznawcalingwista
lingvista
jezikoslovec
lingvist
นักภาษาศาสตร์
nhà ngôn ngữ học

linguist

[ˈlɪŋgwɪst] N
1. (= speaker of languages) he's an accomplished linguistdomina varios idiomas
I'm no linguistse me dan mal los idiomas, no puedo con los idiomas
the company needs more linguistsla compañía necesita más gente que sepa idiomas
2. (= specialist in linguistics) → lingüista mf (Univ) → estudiante mf de idiomas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

linguist

[ˈlɪŋgwɪst] n
(= student of languages) → linguiste mf
(= person with a gift for languages) → linguiste mf
She's a good linguist → C'est une bonne linguiste.
His brother is an accomplished linguist → Son frère est un linguiste accompli.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

linguist

n
(= speaker of languages)Sprachkundige(r) mf; he’s a good linguister ist sehr sprachbegabt; I’m no linguistich bin nicht sprachbegabt
(= specialist in linguistics)Linguist(in) m(f), → Sprachforscher(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

linguist

[ˈlɪŋgwɪst] n (academic) → linguista m/f
I'm no linguist → sono negato per le lingue
he's an excellent linguist → è molto portato per le lingue
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

linguist

(ˈliŋgwist) noun
a person who studies language and/or is good at languages.
linˈguistic adjective
of languages.
linˈguistics noun singular
the science of languages.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

linguist

لُغَوِيٌّ polyglot lingvist Sprachkundiger γλωσσομαθής lingüista kielitieteilijä linguiste lingvist linguista 言語学者 언어학자 taalkundige lingvist lingwista linguista лингвист lingvist นักภาษาศาสตร์ dilbilimci nhà ngôn ngữ học 语言学家
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"Ay, there are linguists in the settlements that can do still more.
Is it in French alone, monsieur, that you excel, or are you, perhaps, a great linguist?"
Could a linguist, could a grammarian, could even a mathematician have seen what she did, have witnessed their appearance together, and heard their history of it, without feeling that circumstances had been at work to make them peculiarly interesting to each other?How much more must an imaginist, like herself, be on fire with speculation and foresight!especially with such a groundwork of anticipation as her mind had already made.
Bert got the news last, and chiefly in broken English, from a linguist among his mates.
Melas is a Greek by extraction, as I understand, and he is a remarkable linguist. He earns his living partly as interpreter in the law courts and partly by acting as guide to any wealthy Orientals who may visit the Northumberland Avenue hotels.
This one said he was the most gifted linguist in Genoa, as far as English was concerned, and that only two persons in the city beside himself could talk the language at all.
She took advantage, therefore, of the means of study the place offered her; and as she was already a musician and a good linguist, she speedily went through the little course of study which was considered necessary for ladies in those days.
Lisa, as agent of the Missouri Company, and that it was the intention to entrap the mongrel linguist on his arrival at St.
She was a perfect linguist, a first-rate artist, wrote poetry, and composed music; to the study of the latter she professed to be entirely devoted, following it with an indefatigable perseverance, assisted by a schoolfellow, -- a young woman without fortune whose talent promised to develop into remarkable powers as a singer.
A boyhood spent in the place, added to this ten days' stay, had made Owen something of a linguist.
He was a natural linguist, and he kept notebooks, making a scientific study of the workers' slang or argot, until he could talk quite intelligibly.
Mr Plornish could not conceal his exultation in her accomplishments as a linguist.

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