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immigrant Syllabification: im·mi·grant
Pronunciation: /ˈiməɡrənt/

Definition of immigrant in English:


1A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
Example sentences
  • 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;
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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