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Meaning of EMIGRANT

Pronunciation:  'emugrunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who leaves one country to settle in another

EMIGRANT is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: emigre, emigree, outgoer
 See Also: migrant, migrator



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em"i*grant\, a. [L. emigrans, -antis, p. pr. of
    emigrare to emigrate: cf. F. ['e]migrant. See {Emigrate}, v.
    1. Removing from one country to another; emigrating; as, an
       emigrant company or nation.
    2. Pertaining to an emigrant; used for emigrants; as, an
       emigrant ship or hospital.
  2. \Em"i*grant\, n.
    One who emigrates, or quits one country or region to settle
    in another.
    Syn: {Emigrant}, {Immigrant}. Emigrant and emigration have
         reference to the country from which the migration is
         made; the correlative words immigrant and immigration
         have reference to the country into which the migration
         is made, the former marking the going out from a
         country, the latter the coming into it.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alien, arriviste, colonist, departer, displaced person, DP, emigre, evacue, evacuee, exile, expatriate, fugitive, gate-crasher, goer, greenhorn, immigrant, in-migrant, intruder, leaver, migrant, migrator, migratory, migratory worker, new arrival, new boy, newcomer, novus homo, out-migrant, parvenu, recruit, refugee, rookie, settler, squatter, stateless person, stowaway, tenderfoot, trekker, upstart, wetback