immigrant

noun im·mi·grant \ ˈi-mə-grənt \

Definition of immigrant

:one that immigrates: such as
a :a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence
b :a plant or animal that becomes established in an area where it was previously unknown

immigrant

adjective

Examples of immigrant in a Sentence

  1. Millions of immigrants came to America from Europe in the 19th century.

  2. The city has a large immigrant population.

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First Known Use of immigrant

1789



IMMIGRANT Defined for Kids

immigrant

noun im·mi·grant \ ˈi-mi-grənt \

Definition of immigrant for Students

:a person who comes to a country to live there


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