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Definition of "immigrant" []

  • A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another. (noun)
  • A plant or animal that establishes itself in an area where it previously did not exist. (noun)
  • Of or relating to immigrants or the act of immigrating. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "immigrant" in a sentence
  • "It is important of course to note that the term immigrant at that time was racially defined so that While people were not immigrants but were either settlers or foreigners."
  • "He has expressed his pleasure with the leading U.S. presidential candidates 'views on immigration reform and the amnesty they support and his displeasure to "The New York Times" about what he calls immigrant bashing in America."
  • "Those protesters say they are marching for what they call immigrant rights, but the illegal alien lobby is manipulating the language of these protests and demonstrations for much wider and often hidden political purposes."