WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
em•i•grant  (emi grənt), 
n. 
  1. a person who emigrates, as from his or her native country or region:They welcomed the emigrants from Italy.

adj. 
  1. emigrating.
Etymology:
  • Latin ēmīgrant- (stem of ēmīgrāns) moving away (present participle of ēmīgrāre), equivalent. to ē- e- + mīgrant- (mīgr- remove + -ant- -ant)
  • 1745–55, American.
1 . émigré, expatriate.
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
em•i•grate /ˈɛmɪˌgreɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [no object],-grat•ed, -grat•ing. 
  1. to leave one country or region to settle in another; migrate:My grandmother emigrated from Russia in 1930.
em•i•grant /ˈɛmɪgrənt/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]
e•mi•gra•tion /ˌɛmɪˈgreɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [countable; uncountable]See -migr-.
emigrate is a verb, emigrant and émigré are nouns:They emigrated from their home country. They were emigrants. They were émigrés from eastern Europe. See immigrate.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
em•i•grate  (emi grāt′), 
v.i., -grat•ed, -grat•ing. 
  1. to leave one country or region to settle in another;
    migrate:to emigrate from Ireland to Australia.
Etymology:
  • Latin ēmīgrātus moved away (past participle of ēmīgrāre), equivalent. to ē- e- + mīgrātus (mīgr- remove + ātus -ate1)
  • 1770–80
emi•gra′tive, adj. 
See migrate. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

emigrant /ˈɛmɪɡrənt/ n
  1. a person who leaves one place or country, esp a native country, to settle in another
  2. (as modifier): an emigrant worker



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