able to speak two languages with the facility of a native speaker.
spoken, written, or containing similar information in two different languages: a bilingual dictionary; Public notices at the embassy are bilingual.
of, involving, or using two languages: a bilingual community; bilingual schools.
Origin: 1835–45; Related forms
< Latin bilingu
) (bi- bi-1
stem of lingua
tongue + -is
adj. suffix) + -al1