immigrant

[im-i-gruhnt]
noun
1.
a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
2.
an organism found in a new habitat.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to immigrants and immigration: a department for immigrant affairs.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism; < Latin immigrant- (stem of immigrāns), present participle of immigrāre to move into. See im-1, migrant

nonimmigrant, noun, adjective

emigrant, immigrant, migrant.
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immigrant (ˈɪmɪɡrənt)
 
n
1.  a.  Compare emigrant a person who comes to a country in order to settle there
 b.  (as modifier): an immigrant community
2.  an animal or plant that lives or grows in a region to which it has recently migrated

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immigrant
"one who immigrates," 1792, in an Amer.Eng. context, from L. immigrantem, prp. of immigrare (see immigrate). Emigrant is older.
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Example sentences for immigrants
The miners, by now nearly all immigrants, were being ruthlessly exploited.
All four of her grandparents were german immigrants, and at least one ancestor
  was dutch.
The situation is complicated by the fact one of the immigrants managed to flee.
There were a lot of outside investors, immigrants and railways.
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