migrant

[mahy-gruhnt]
adjective
1.
migrating, especially of people; migratory.
noun
2.
a person or animal that migrates.
3.
Also called migrant worker. a person who moves from place to place to get work, especially a farm laborer who harvests crops seasonally.

Origin:
1665–75; < Latin migrant- (stem of migrāns), present participle of migrāre. See migrate, -ant

nonmigrant, adjective, noun
unmigrant, adjective

emigrant, immigrant, migrant.
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migrant (ˈmaɪɡrənt)
 
n
1.  a person or animal that moves from one region, place, or country to another
2.  an itinerant agricultural worker who travels from one district to another
3.  chiefly (Austral)
 a.  an immigrant, esp a recent one
 b.  (as modifier): a migrant hostel
 
adj
4.  moving from one region, place, or country to another; migratory
 
[C17: from Latin migrāre to change one's abode]

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migrant
1672, from L. migrantem (nom. migrans), prp. of migrare "to move from one place to another" (see migration). The noun meaning "person who migrates" is first recorded 1670.
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Example sentences
It is, more or less, an academic migrant worker position.
We used to have a guest migrant worker program that required the workers to return home after the seasonal work was done.
Prior to receiving training, she was a migrant worker.
They also worked with a migrant worker liaison to provide parent education and referrals to health resources.
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