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Migrant Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    migrant adj : habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers" [syn: migratory] n : traveler who moves from one region or country to another [syn: migrator]
Migrant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Migrant \Mi"grant\, a. [L. migrans, p. pr. of migrare. See Migrate.] Migratory. --Sir T. Browne. -- n. A migratory bird or other animal.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Migrant'


Migration is when animals move on an annual cycle. For example, caribou in the Arctic go south in winter and return in summer when it is warmer. Many birds migrate, such as geese and storks.

Migration is the travelling of long distances in search of a new habitat. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, or the season of the year. To be counted as a true migration, and not just a local dispersal, the movement should be an annual or seasonal event.

Many birds migrate south for the winter, and young Atlantic salmon leave the river of their birth when they have reached a few inches in size.

Many species in the sea have a daily migration. Plankton go up for the day where there is light, and down at night, where they are less easy to find. The many species which feed on them follow them up and down.

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  • Emotional vulnerability of migrant workers
    Riots by Nepali migrant workers broke out at the JB and Kulaijaya plants of an electronic manufacturer. The first incident took place on Friday night, and was appeased upon the mediation by the Nepali embassy. Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'
  • Stop exploiting migrant workers
    Suaram calls for migrant workers to be treated humanely and equally protected under the law. Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'
  • Haitian migrant dies trying to reach US shores
    A Haitian migrant has died trying to reach the shores of Florida together with 19 others, the US Coast Guard said Monday. Sixteen in the group made it ashore in the Florida town of Hillsboro Beach, located some 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of Miami, spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said. The Coast Guard picked up two more migrants out at sea and have taken them into Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'

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