immigrant

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noun im·mi·grant \ˈi-mə-grənt\

Definition of immigrant

  1. :  one that immigrates: such asa :  a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residenceb :  a plant or animal that becomes established in an area where it was previously unknown

immigrant

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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.

1789

First Known Use of immigrant

1789



IMMIGRANT Defined for English Language Learners

immigrant

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noun im·mi·grant \ˈi-mə-grənt\

Definition of immigrant for English Language Learners

  • : a person who comes to a country to live there


IMMIGRANT Defined for Kids

immigrant

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noun im·mi·grant \ˈi-mi-grənt\

Definition of immigrant for Students

  1. :  a person who comes to a country to live there



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