emigrant / immigrant

emigrant / immigrant
   An emigrant is a person who leaves his native country to settle in another: The emigrants left everything behind in search of something more.
   An immigrant refers is person who moves to a new country: Many immigrants settle in this country every year.

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  • emigrant, immigrant — These words, together with emigrate and immigrate, emigration and immigration, are related to the basic verb migrate, which is used with reference to place of departure and to destination. Emigrant and emigrate refer specifically to a place of… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • emigrant / immigrant —    An emigrant is a person who leaves his native country to settle in another: The emigrants left everything behind in search of something more.    An immigrant refers is person who moves to a new country: Many immigrants settle in this country… …   Confused words

  • emigrant — emigrant, immigrant, migrant 1. An emigrant is someone who leaves his or her home country to live in another country; and an immigrant is one who comes to live in a country from abroad. The same person is therefore an emigrant on going through… …   Modern English usage

  • immigrant — emigrant, immigrant, migrant 1. An emigrant is someone who leaves his or her home country to live in another country; and an immigrant is one who comes to live in a country from abroad. The same person is therefore an emigrant on going through… …   Modern English usage

  • immigrant — immigrant, ante [ imigrɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1787; de immigrer 1 ♦ Rare Qui immigre. 2 ♦ N. Cour. Personne qui immigre dans un pays ou qui y a immigré récemment. L assimilation des immigrants. ⇒ immigré. ⊗ CONTR. Autochtone. ● immigrant,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • immigrant — im‧mi‧grant [ˈɪmgrənt] noun [countable] someone who comes from abroad to live permanently in another country: • The country has a large immigrant population. compare emigrant * * * immigrant UK US /ˈɪmɪgrənt/ noun [C] ► a person who has come to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Emigrant — Em i*grant, n. One who emigrates, or quits one country or region to settle in another. Syn: {Emigrant}, {Immigrant}. Emigrant and emigration have reference to the country from which the migration is made; the correlative words immigrant and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emigrant — emigrant, immigrant are comparable but not interchangeable when denoting a person who leaves one country in order to settle in another. Emigrant (so also emigrate and emigration) is used with reference to the country from which, immigrant (so… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • immigrant — See emigrant. See emigrant, immigrant …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • emigrant — See emigrant, immigrant …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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