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immigrantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪm.ɪ.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 ​foreigncountry in ​order to ​live there: My ​grandparentsarrived here as immigrants from Russia in 1910.
immigrate
verb [I]  us   /ˈɪm·ɪˌɡreɪt/
His ​family immigrated to the ​UnitedStates in 1928.
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immigrantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪmɪɡrənt/
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 ​hireillegal immigrants face ​suspension of their ​businesslicense.immigrant to ... The ​majority of recent immigrants to the US are from Mexico and Central America.
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Translations of “immigrant”
in Korean 이민자…
in Arabic مُهاجِر…
in Malaysian pendatang…
in French immigrant/-ante…
in Russian иммигрант…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外來的)移民…
in Italian immigrato, -a…
in Turkish göçmen, muhacir…
in Polish imigrant/ka…
in Spanish inmigrante…
in Vietnamese nhập cư…
in Portuguese imigrante…
in Thai ผู้อพยพ…
in German der Einwanderer/die Einwanderin…
in Catalan immigrant…
in Japanese (外国からの)移民…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外来的)移民…
in Indonesian imigran…
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