Meaning of “immigrant” in the English Dictionary

"immigrant" in British English

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immigrantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪm.ɪ.ɡrənt/ us /ˈɪm.ə.ɡrənt/

B2 a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently:

a large immigrant population
Illegal immigrants are sent back across the border if they are caught.

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

"immigrant" in American English

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immigrantnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪm·ɪ·ɡrənt/

social studies a person who has come into a foreign country in order to live there:

My grandparents arrived here as immigrants from Russia in 1910.
immigrate
verb [ I ] us /ˈɪm·ɪˌɡreɪt/

His family immigrated to the United States in 1928.

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

"immigrant" in Business English

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immigrantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪmɪɡrənt/ us

a person who has come to a country that is not their own in order to live there permanently:

legal/illegal/undocumented immigrant Arizona employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants face suspension of their business license.
immigrant to ... The majority of recent immigrants to the US are from Mexico and Central America.
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(Definition of “immigrant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)