What does linguist mean?

Definitions for linguist
ˈlɪŋ gwɪstlin·guist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linguist, linguistic scientistnoun

    a specialist in linguistics

  2. linguist, polyglotnoun

    a person who speaks more than one language


  1. linguistnoun

    One who studies linguistics.

  2. linguistnoun

    A person skilled in languages.

  3. linguistnoun

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

  4. Etymology: From lingua + -ist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linguistnoun

    a master of the use of language; a talker

  2. Linguistnoun

    a person skilled in languages

  3. Etymology: [L. lingua tongue, speech, language: cf. F. linguiste.]

Editors Contribution

  1. linguist

    A person with the intuitive, accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, skills, education, expertise in linguistics.

    Linguistics is an amazing subject we can feel really passionate about.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linguist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linguist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of linguist in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Sclafani:

    These expressions remind me of what [ linguist George ] Lakoff refers to as the' Strict Father' model of government, in which the nation is a family and the president is seen as the parent, conservatives, Lakoff argues, adopt a' strict father' view of the nation-as-family, in which the president-parent is the authoritarian and disciplinarian, but also the protector of the family.

  2. Sheriff Hoffman:

    My father encouraged me and my other brother to reach out to the coalition forces, specifically the Americans in our province, and extend … help to them in terms of becoming a linguist.

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