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POLYGLOT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does polyglot mean? 

POLYGLOT (noun)
  The noun POLYGLOT has 1 sense:

1. a person who speaks more than one language

  Familiarity information: POLYGLOT used as a noun is very rare.


POLYGLOT (adjective)
  The adjective POLYGLOT has 1 sense:

1. having a command of or composed in many languages

  Familiarity information: POLYGLOT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLYGLOT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who speaks more than one language

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

polyglot; linguist

Hypernyms ("polyglot" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "polyglot"):

bilingual; bilingualist (a person who speaks two languages fluently)

transcriber; translator (a person who translates written messages from one language to another)

Instance hyponyms:

de Saussure; Ferdinand de Saussure; Saussure (Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913))

Greenberg; Joseph Greenberg (United States linguist who studied the historical relations among 5,000 languages (1916-2001))


POLYGLOT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having a command of or composed in many languages

Context examples:

a polyglot traveler / a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages

Similar:

multilingual (using or knowing more than one language)


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