[viz-i-tuh nt]


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.


visiting; paying a visit.

Nearby words

  1. visionally,
  2. visionary,
  3. visioned,
  4. visit,
  5. visitable,
  6. visitation,
  7. visitation rights,
  8. visitatorial,
  9. visiting card,
  10. visiting fireman

Origin of visitant

First recorded in 1590–1600, visitant is from the Latin word vīsitant- (stem of vīsitāns). See visit, -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for visitant



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


archaic paying a visit; visiting

Word Origin for visitant

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

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