Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “asylum seeker”

asylum seeker

noun [C] uk   us  
someone who leaves their own country, often for political reasons or because of war, and who travels to another country hoping that the government will protect them and allowthem to live there: genuine/bogus asylum seekers A record number of asylum seekers arrived in the UK last month.
(Definition of asylum seeker from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of asylum seeker?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with People who live or settle somewhere, but you might be interested in these topics from the Home and living topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “asylum seeker” in other dictionaries

Translations of “asylum seeker”

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More