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mi·grant

 (mī′grənt)
n.
1. An organism, especially an animal, that moves from one region to another (as for breeding) or that has established itself in an area where it previously did not exist.
2. An itinerant worker who travels from one area to another in search of work.
3. A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another; an immigrant.
adj.
Migratory.

[Latin migrāns, migrant-, present participle of migrāre, to migrate; see migrate.]

migrant

(ˈmaɪɡrənt)
n
1. a person or animal that moves from one region, place, or country to another
2. (Agriculture) an itinerant agricultural worker who travels from one district to another
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly
a. an immigrant, esp a recent one
b. (as modifier): a migrant hostel.
adj
moving from one region, place, or country to another; migratory
[C17: from Latin migrāre to change one's abode]

mi•grant

(ˈmaɪ grənt)

adj.
1. migrating; migratory.
n.
2. a person or animal that migrates.
3. Also called mi′grant work`er. a person who moves from place to place to get work, esp. in seasonal harvesting.
[1665–75; < Latin]

migrant

A person who (1) belongs to a normally migratory culture who may cross national boundaries, or (2) has fled his or her native country for economic reasons rather than fear of political or ethnic persecution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.migrant - traveler who moves from one region or country to anothermigrant - traveler who moves from one region or country to another
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
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
Adj.1.migrant - habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal workmigrant - habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"

migrant

noun
1. wanderer, immigrant, traveller, gypsy, tinker, rover, transient, nomad, emigrant, itinerant, drifter, vagrant economic migrants and political refugees

migrant

noun
One who emigrates:
adjective
1. Moving from one habitat to another on a seasonal basis:
2. Moving from one area to another in search of work:
Translations
مُهَاجِرٌمُهاجِر
stěhovavýmigrant
migrantomvandrendetrækfugl
siirtolainenvaeltava
migrantmigrantski
vándormadár
flökku-, farand-, far-
移住者移動性の
이동성의이주자
sťahovavý vták
potujoč
flyttandeperson som flyttar från plats till plats
ซึ่งอพยพหรือย้ายถิ่นผู้ย้ายถิ่น
di cưngười di cư

migrant

[ˈmaɪgrənt]
A. ADJmigratorio
B. Nemigrante mf; (= bird) → ave f migratoria or de paso
economic migrantemigrante mf económico/a, emigrante mf por razones económicas
C. migrant worker Ntrabajador(a) m/f emigrado/a

migrant

[ˈmaɪgrənt]
n
(= animal, bird, fish) → migrateur m
(= person) → migrant(e) m/f economic migrant
adj
[animal, bird, fish] → migrateur/trice
[worker] → migrant/e; [woman] → migrant(e); [children, group] → de migrants

migrant

adj migrant birdZugvogel m; migrant butterflyWanderfalter m; migrant workerWanderarbeiter(in) m(f); (esp in EC) → Migrant(in) m(f), → Gastarbeiter(in) m(f) (neg!); migrant labour (Brit) or labor (US) → Wanderarbeiter pl; (esp in EC) → Gastarbeiter pl (neg!); migrant familyMigrantenfamilie f; migrant childMigrantenkind nt
n
(= bird)Zugvogel m
(= worker)Wanderarbeiter(in) m(f); (esp in EC) → Migrant(in) m(f), → Gastarbeiter(in) m(f) (neg!)

migrant

[ˈmaɪgrnt]
1. adj (bird, animal) → migratore/trice; (worker) → emigrante, emigrato/a; (herdsman) → nomade
2. n (see adj) → migratore/trice, emigrante m/f, nomade m/f

migrate

(maiˈgreit) , ((American) ˈmaigreit) verb
1. (of certain birds and animals) to travel from one region to another at certain times of the year. Many birds migrate in the early winter.
2. (of people) to change one's home to another country or (regularly) from place to place. The Gothic peoples who overwhelmed the Roman Empire migrated from the East.
miˈgration noun
ˈmigrant ((British and American) ˈmai-) noun
a person, bird or animal that migrates or has migrated. The swallow is a summer migrant to Britain; (also adjective) migrant workers.
ˈmigratory ((British and American) ˈmaigrə-) adjective

migrant

مُهَاجِرٌ migrant, stěhovavý migrant, omvandrende Migrant, Wander- αποδημητικός, μετανάστης emigrante, migratorio, trabajador emigrante siirtolainen, vaeltava immigré, migrant migrant, migrantski emigrante, migrante 移住者, 移動性の 이동성의, 이주자 migrant, migrerend omstreifer, omvandrende wędrownik, wędrowny emigrante, migrante мигрант, мигрирующий flyttande, person som flyttar från plats till plats ซึ่งอพยพหรือย้ายถิ่น, ผู้ย้ายถิ่น göçmen di cư, người di cư 移居的, 移民
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