Definition of itinerant
: traveling from place to place; especially : covering a circuit itinerant preacher
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Examples of itinerant in a Sentence
an itinerant musician can see a lot of the world
Recent Examples of itinerant from the Web
He all but disappeared from view, traveling around Libya with his retinue, an itinerant claimant to a destiny that eluded him.
Monocle’s tote bags, which come with the $130 annual ten-issue subscription price, mark an itinerant tribe of 80,000 who may identify more with the magazine than with the country on their passports.
In the shabby hotel room, an itinerant preacher has come to the end of the road.
Her background is fairly traditional, if itinerant.
Warm Showers pairs itinerant bicyclists with hosts, who offer their homes at no charge.
Yates joins team Like Quackenbush, Yates has led an itinerant career.
Kfir Levy and Eduardo Castillo, the itinerant tastemakers behind the Habitas artist community, have staked their tents into the sand for their first permanent home on a discrete strip of beach just north of Papaya Playa.
The ability to project such reliability comes from Cohan's own itinerant childhood—
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Did You Know?
In Latin, iter means "way" or "journey." That root was the parent of the Late Latin verb itinerari, meaning "to journey." It was that verb which ultimately gave rise to today's English word for traveling types: "itinerant." The linguistic grandsire, "iter," also contributed to the development of other words in our vocabulary, including "itinerary" ("the route of a journey" and "the plan made for a journey") and "errant" ("traveling or given to traveling").
ITINERANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of itinerant for English Language Learners
: traveling from place to place : staying in a place for only a short amount of time
ITINERANT Defined for Kids
Definition of itinerant for Students
: traveling from place to place
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