visitant

[ viz-i-tuhnt ]
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noun
  1. a temporary resident; visitor; guest.

  2. a visitor to a place of religious or sight-seeing interest; pilgrim.

  1. a being believed to come from the spirit world: a ghostly visitant.

  2. something, as a mood, feeling, emotion, etc., that overtakes a person from time to time: Melancholy is an occasional visitant to all.

  3. a migratory bird that has come to a place temporarily.

adjective
  1. visiting; paying a visit.

Origin of visitant

1
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
  1. a supernatural being; ghost; apparition

  2. a visitor or guest, usually from far away

  1. a pilgrim or tourist

  2. Also called: visitor a migratory bird that is present in a particular region only at certain times: a summer visitant

adjective
  1. archaic paying a visit; visiting

Origin of visitant

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

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