Examples of migrant in a Sentence
migrants in search of work on farms
Not all birds are migrants.
Recent Examples of migrant from the Web
These finds testify to the mass wave of migrants who traveled from China to South America in the latter half of the 19th century.
Haitian migrants living in the US prepare to cross the US and Canadian border along Roxham Road on Friday, August 11, 2017.
There were several family groups of Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice and blue-gray gnatcatchers; flocks that often beckon traveling migrants to join in.
The Australians know very well that none of the migrants at issue are security threats.
Germany saw a large influx of migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere in 2015 and early 2016.
Wayward migrants thus wouldn’t manage to spread the gene widely outside the intended area.
Bill Gates, whose philanthropy has contributed to that growth, called for turning back boats of would-be migrants in the Mediterranean and said the influx to Germany is unsustainable.
In Milan, the Airbnb effort addresses an overflow of migrants to the Northern Italian city.
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Origin and Etymology of migrant
First Known Use: 1672See Words from the same year
Synonymsémigré (also emigré), immigrant, incomer [chiefly British], in-migrant, emigrant, out-migrant, settler
Related Wordsdefector, deportee, evacuee, exile, expatriate, refugee, relocatee, repatriate; alien, foreigner, illegal, noncitizen, nonnative; colonist, newcomer, squatter; migrator, pilgrim, pioneer, trekker
Near Antonymsaborigine, native; citizen, habitant, inhabitant, national, resident
MIGRANT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of migrant for Students
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