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
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.
Up to 24 percent of the workforce is made up of EU nationals and the sector needs some 62,000 new migrants per year, auditing firm KPMG said in a March report.
The drowning of dozens of migrants in the Mediterranean this week underscored the urgency of the task.
In Turkey, Djam runs into Avril (Maryne Cayon), a distressed French 19-year-old whose noble but ill-conceived plans to help migrants at the Syrian border have backfired.
Later, this divide mapped onto the city itself, as eastern Aleppo spread and filled with poor migrants.
Well, here’s good news for brave would-be Mexican migrants!
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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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