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MIGRANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does migrant mean? 

MIGRANT (noun)
  The noun MIGRANT has 1 sense:

1. traveler who moves from one region or country to another

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


MIGRANT (adjective)
  The adjective MIGRANT has 1 sense:

1. habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work

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


 Dictionary entry details 


MIGRANT (noun)


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Meaning:

Traveler who moves from one region or country to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

migrant; migrator

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

traveler; traveller (a person who changes location)

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

departer; goer; leaver (someone who leaves)

emigrant; emigre; emigree; outgoer (someone who leaves one country to settle in another)

evacuee (a person who has been evacuated from a dangerous place)

immigrant (a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there)

rusher (someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory)

colonist; settler (a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country)


MIGRANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work

Synonyms:

migrant; migratory

Context examples:

appalled by the social conditions of migrant life / migratory workers

Similar:

unsettled (not settled or established)


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