Definition of migrant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmaɪɡrənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪɡrənt//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1moving from one place to another, especially in order to find work These industries relied on migrant workers from poorer rural areas.
  2. 2moving from one place to another according to the season Migrant birds bring new viruses when they fly into the country.
  3. Extra examples They entered the country as migrant workers. migrants from rural areas It is estimated that seasonal migrants make up 70% of the labour force. They claimed they were political refugees and not economic migrants.

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