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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers" [syn: migrant, migratory] n
1: traveler who moves from one region or country to another [syn: migrant, migrator]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin migrant-, migrans, present participle of migrare Date: 1760 one that migrates: as a. a person who moves regularly in order to find work especially in harvesting crops b. an animal that shifts from one habitat to another migrant adjective

U.S. Military Dictionary

A person who (1) belongs to a normally migratory culture who may cross national boundaries, or (2) has fled his or her native country for economic reasons rather than fear of political or ethnic persecution. (JP 3-29)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. that migrates. --n. a migrant person or animal, esp. a bird.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Migrant Mi"grant, a. [L. migrans, p. pr. of migrare. See Migrate.] Migratory. --Sir T. Browne. -- n. A migratory bird or other animal.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(migrants) 1. A migrant is a person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work. The government divides asylum-seekers into economic migrants and genuine refugees. ...migrant workers following harvests northward. N-COUNT 2. Migrants are birds, fish, or animals that migrate from one part of the world to another. Migrant birds shelter in the reeds. N-COUNT: oft N n

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