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visitant

[ viz-i-tuhnt ]
/ ˈvɪz ɪ tənt /
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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.
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Origin of visitant

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

synonym study for visitant

1. See visitor.
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British Dictionary definitions for visitant

visitant
/ (ˈvɪzɪtənt) /

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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