Meaning of “emigrant” in the English Dictionary

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"emigrant" in British English

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emigrantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈem.ɪ.ɡrənt/ us /ˈem.ə.ɡrənt/

Examples from literature

  • And in modern times, Venice, Genoa, Portugal, Spain, France, and England, all sent forth emigrants to people foreign shores. 
  • Do the emigrants always select places hitherto uninhabited and barren? 
  • In the hotel where I passed the night, most of the servants seemed to be emigrants from Canada. 
  • The early history of some of the emigrants is almost the reality of romance. 
  • These emigrants were quiet folk and had children with them. 

(Definition of “emigrant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emigrant" in American English

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emigrantnoun [ C ]

us /ˈem·ɪ·ɡrənt/

social studies a person who leaves a country permanently to live in another one

(Definition of “emigrant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"emigrant" in Business English

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emigrantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈemɪɡrənt/ us

someone who leaves their country in order to live permanently in another country:

For a growing number of the world's emigrants, China - not the United States - is the land where opportunities are endless.
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(Definition of “emigrant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)