Definition of migrant
: one that migrates: such asa : a person who moves regularly in order to find work especially in harvesting cropsb : an animal that shifts from one habitat to another
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
Recent years have seen outbreaks of deadly violence against foreigners by South Africans who say the migrants are taking their jobs and opportunities.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Summer is typically a slow time of year for Northeast Ohio birders, as the majority of colorful migrants are busy incubating eggs or feeding chicks in the nest.
More than a million migrants have arrived in Germany since 2015, the majority from Muslim countries.
The group said that about 24 migrants from Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Ivory Coast alerted authorities days ago that they had been stranded.
Cuban migrants stranded in Panama talk to journalists at the camp where they are housed in Gualaca in the western province of Chiriquí.
The Hellenikon complex, largely abandoned over the last 13 years despite the country’s deep financial crisis, had been used to house up to 3,000 migrants.
At least 70,877 refugees and migrants have arrived on Europe's shores since the beginning of 2017, according to the UN refugee agency.
Kicking off her first trip abroad in nearly a quarter-century, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) offered encouragement to impoverished migrants in neighboring Thailand.
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Origin and Etymology of migrant
Latin migrant-, migrans, present participle of migrare
First Known Use: 1672See Words from the same year
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
: a person or animal that migrates
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