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linguist


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Linguist  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  linguist 
  n  1:  a  specialist  in  linguistics  [syn:  {linguistic  scientist}] 
  2:  a  person  who  speaks  more  than  one  language  [syn:  {polyglot}] 




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