Definition of immigrant in English:


Syllabification: im·mi·grant
Pronunciation: /ˈimigrənt


  • 1A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
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    • Another theme running through the huge demo was solidarity with refugees and immigrants.
    • Yet immigrant workers contribute £2.5 billion to the British economy every year.
    • These parties are not motivated by a defence of the right of immigrants to live where they choose.
    newcomer, settler, migrant, emigrant; nonnative, foreigner, alien, outsider; expatriate
    informal expat
  • 1.1 Biology An animal or plant living or growing in a region to which it has migrated.


late 18th century: from Latin immigrant- 'immigrating', from the verb immigrare, on the pattern of emigrant.

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