Definition of migrant in English:
1An animal that migrates.
- Very pale and worn, the insect was clearly a migrant that had arrived from North Africa on the high pressure zone.
- Birds that were altitudinal migrants or local nomads were classified as resident.
- Our study focused on the Wood Thrush, a Neotropical migrant that nests in eastern woodlands of North America.
1.1 (also migrant worker) A worker who moves from place to place to do seasonal work.
- To prevent this happening 12 member countries have put a block on migrants moving there until up to 2011.
- The migrants moved to one side of their 33 ft boat and the vessel tipped over.
- When land was surveyed and the location of the capital decided most of these migrants moved to Adelaide.
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Tending to migrate or having migrated: migrant birds
More example sentences
- There was no running water and no electricity available to sustain this tiny enclave of fisherman and migrant workers, yet the mood during my visit was upbeat.
- The normal differences between urban and rural, elite and the rest, apply - with a large group of low-paid migrant workers added in.
- This is a lot different from the attitudes revealed in past surveys when migrant workers would not have had any second thoughts before buying the cheapest product available.