migrant

noun mi·grant \ ˈmī-grənt \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of migrant

: one that migrates: such as
a : a person who moves regularly in order to find work especially in harvesting crops
b : an animal that shifts from one habitat to another

migrant

adjective

Examples of migrant in a Sentence

  1. migrants in search of work on farms

  2. Not all birds are migrants.

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Origin and Etymology of migrant

Latin migrant-, migrans, present participle of migrare


MIGRANT Defined for English Language Learners

migrant

noun

Definition of migrant for English Language Learners

  • : a person who goes from one place to another especially to find work

  • : a bird or animal that moves from one area to another at different times of the year


MIGRANT Defined for Kids

migrant

noun mi·grant \ ˈmī-grənt \

Definition of migrant for Students

: a person or animal that migrates


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