WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
em•i•grant  (emi grənt), 
  1. a person who emigrates, as from his or her native country or region:They welcomed the emigrants from Italy.

  • 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 © 2015
    em•i•grate /ˈɛmɪˌgreɪt/USA pronunciation v. [no object],-grat•ed, -grat•ing.

      to leave one country or region to settle in another; migrate:My grandmother emigrated from Russia in 1930.
    em•i•grant /ˈɛmɪgrənt/USA pronunciationn. [countable]
    e•mi•gra•tion /ˌɛmɪˈgreɪʃən/USA pronunciationn. [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. usage'> See immigrate.

    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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