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Definition of "itinerant" []

  • Traveling from place to place, especially to perform work or a duty: an itinerant judge; itinerant labor. (adjective)
  • One who travels from place to place. (noun)

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 "itinerant" in a sentence
  • "One definition of itinerant is - traveling from place to place, especially to perform work or a duty."
  • "The difference between the regular trader and the _coureur des bois_, (as the French call the itinerant or peddling traders,) with respect to the sale of spirits, is here, as it always has been, fixed and permanent, and growing out of the nature of their trade."
  • "Mr. Wang is the kind of itinerant worker found in China by the millions, wandering from city to city in these boom years, and so it was chance that brought him home two days before the quake."