[syn: linguist, polyglot]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
[1913 Webster] Linguistic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a specialist in linguistics [syn: linguist, linguistic
2: a person who speaks more than one language [syn: linguist,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "linguist":
bilingual, dialectician, diglot, etymologer, etymologist,
glossarist, glossographer, grammarian, grammaticaster, grammatist,
lexicographer, lexicologist, linguistic scholar,
linguistic scientist, linguistician, multilingual, orthoepist,
paleographer, philologaster, philologer, philologian, philologist,
phonemicist, phonetician, phoneticist, phonologist, polyglot,