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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linguist, polyglot(adj)

    a person who speaks more than one language

  2. polyglot(adj)

    having a command of or composed in many languages

    "a polyglot traveler"; "a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages"


  1. polyglot(Noun)

    One who masters, notably speaks, several languages.

  2. polyglot(Noun)

    A publication containing several versions of the same text, or the same subject matter in several languages; especially, the Bible in several languages.

  3. polyglot(Noun)

    A mixture of langages and/or nomenclatures

  4. polyglot(Noun)

    A program written in multiple programming languages.

  5. polyglot(Adjective)

    Versed in, or speaking, many languages.

  6. polyglot(Adjective)

    Containing, or made up of, several languages.

    a polyglot lexicon; a polyglot Bible

  7. polyglot(Adjective)

    Comprising various linguistic groups

    A polyglot region without a clearly dominant culture may develop an artificial lingua franca, such as Pidgin English in the South Sea

  8. Origin: From πολύγλωττος, from πολύς + γλῶττα (Attic variant of γλῶσσα).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polyglot(adj)

    containing, or made up, of, several languages; as, a polyglot lexicon, Bible

  2. Polyglot(adj)

    versed in, or speaking, many languages

  3. Polyglot(noun)

    one who speaks several languages

  4. Polyglot(noun)

    a book containing several versions of the same text, or containing the same subject matter in several languages; esp., the Scriptures in several languages

  5. Origin: [Gr. poly`glwttos many-tongued; poly`s many + glw^tta, glw^ssa, tongue, language: cf. F. polyglotte.]


  1. Polyglot

    A polyglot is a book that contains side-by-side versions of the same text in several different languages. Some editions of the Bible or its parts are polyglots, in which the Hebrew and Greek originals are exhibited along with historical translations. Polyglots are useful for studying the history of the text and its interpretation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Polyglot

    pol′i-glot, adj. having or containing many languages.—n. a collection of versions in different languages of the same work, esp. a Bible of this kind: one who understands many languages.—adjs. Polyglot′tic, Polyglot′tous. [Gr. polys, many, glōtta, the tongue.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A parrot that can swear in several languages.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polyglot in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polyglot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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