visitant

[viz-i-tuh nt]

noun

a temporary resident; visitor; guest.
a visitor to a place of religious or sight-seeing interest; pilgrim.
a being believed to come from the spirit world: a ghostly visitant.
something, as a mood, feeling, emotion, etc., that overtakes a person from time to time: Melancholy is an occasional visitant to all.
a migratory bird that has come to a place temporarily.

adjective

visiting; paying a visit.

Origin of visitant

First recorded in 1590–1600, visitant is from the Latin word vīsitant- (stem of vīsitāns). See visit, -ant

Synonyms for visitant

1. See visitor.
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visitant

noun

a supernatural being; ghost; apparition
a visitor or guest, usually from far away
a pilgrim or tourist
Also called: visitor a migratory bird that is present in a particular region only at certain timesa summer visitant

adjective

archaic paying a visit; visiting

Word Origin for visitant

C16: from Latin vīsitāns going to see, from vīsitāre; see visit
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