- migrating, especially of people; migratory.
- a person or animal that migrates.
- a person who attempts to permanently relocate to a new country, but who may be subject to removal by the government of that country: undocumented migrants;unaccompanied child migrants. Compare immigrant.
- Also called migrant worker. a person who moves from place to place to get work, especially a farm laborer who harvests crops seasonally.
Origin of migrant
Related Words for migranttraveler, emigrant, expatriate, immigrant, evacuee, rover, wanderer, itinerant, transient, vagrant, drifter, gypsy, nomad, tinker, mover
Examples from the Web for migrant
Contemporary Examples of migrant
With the help of a Jamaican migrant worker, he returns to his homeland to find his father.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director
October 24, 2014
While migrant ship tragedies at sea happen all too often, the latest sinking appears to have been no accident.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 15, 2014
“GNRD has zealously fought to eliminate abuse of Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar,” the organization said in a statement.World Cup Watchdogs Go Missing in Qatar
September 5, 2014
Migrant shipwrecks and refugee death stories become repetitive quickly.
Stories of migrant boats with no toilets or food at all are not.
Historical Examples of migrant
On the whole, Mr. Epstein does not find the Negro an exception to any other migrant.
The Gadwell is not an uncommon spring migrant; Olmstead saw it 10 mi.
Wilson's Warbler is a common spring and probably fall migrant in Coahuila.
Audubon's Warbler is a common winter visitant and migrant in Coahuila.
These were the migrant herds of the Dinoceras, just arrived at their new pasturage.In the Morning of Time
Charles G. D. Roberts
- a person or animal that moves from one region, place, or country to another
- an itinerant agricultural worker who travels from one district to another
- mainly Australian
- an immigrant, esp a recent one
- (as modifier)a migrant hostel
- moving from one region, place, or country to another; migratory
Word Origin for migrant
Word Origin and History for migrant
1670s, from Latin migrantem (nominative migrans), present participle of migrare "to remove, depart, to move from one place to another" (see migration).
"person who migrates," 1760, from migrant (adj.).