What does bilingual mean?

Definitions for bilingual
baɪˈlɪŋ gwəlbilin·gual

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bilingual, bilingualistadjective

    a person who speaks two languages fluently

  2. bilingualadjective

    using or knowing two languages

    "bilingual education"


  1. bilingualnoun

    A person who is bilingual.

  2. bilingualadjective

    Having the ability to speak two languages.

    bilingual education

  3. bilingualadjective

    Spoken or written in two different languages:

    a bilingual dictionary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bilingualadjective

    containing, or consisting of, two languages; expressed in two languages; as, a bilingual inscription; a bilingual dictionary


  1. Bilingual

    Bilingual is the tenth album by the English electronic duo Pet Shop Boys. It has sold about 1,000,000 albums world-wide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bilingual

    bī-ling′wal, adj. of or containing two tongues or languages.—Also Bilin′guar. [L. bilinguisbi-, twice, lingua, tongue.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bilingual in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bilingual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bilingual in a Sentence

  1. James Bell:

    It’s a mutually beneficial program that brings experienced foreign teachers with specialized training and education into American classrooms, u.S. children receive bilingual teaching experiences, learn about other cultures and countries, and benefit from the teachers ’ expertise in areas such as special education, STEM education and foreign language.

  2. Tim Scott:

    When you fail Spanish and English, no one calls you bilingual, they call you bi-ignant, thank God for a powerful mom and amazing mentor who saw more in me than I could see in myself.

  3. Kat West:

    Monning said. Compassion Choices, an assisted suicide advocacy group that pushed for the law, recently launched a bilingual campaign, a speaker's bureau and a free hotline for people who want more information. The group also has a confidential consultation program for doctors. The organization is sending out volunteers to saturate the state and get the word out, said Kat West, its national director of policy and programs. But there is a lot of work ahead, it is one thing to pass a law.

  4. Jeb Bush Junior:

    Trust me, i know the power of the immigrant experience because I live it each and every day. I know the immigrant experience because I married a beautiful girl from Mexico. My children are bicultural and bilingual.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Just for the record, yes, I'm bilingual. Yes, my wife is from Mexico. Yes, I love the Mexican culture. And yes, I'm an American and so is my wife and we have a set of shared values just like everybody else, there's no conflict there at all.

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