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vagrant

va·grant

vagrant

 
 
pronunciation:
veI grnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who lacks a permanent home and wanders from place to place; nomad; tramp.
Vagrants are camping under the bridge to shelter themselves from rain.
synonyms:
hobo, nomad, tramp, vagabond
similar words:
drifter, floater, gypsy, itinerant, migrant, rambler, roamer, transient, wanderer, wayfarer
definition 2: in law, a person who has no obvious means of support and is therefore viewed as a public nuisance; beggar.
synonyms:
derelict
similar words:
beggar, bum, hobo, panhandler, tramp, vagabond
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: wandering from place to place; having no permanent home; nomadic.
synonyms:
migrant, migratory, nomadic, vagabond
similar words:
homeless, itinerant, peripatetic, rambling, roaming, transient, wandering
definition 2: having no visible means of support, or wandering from one occasional job to another.
similar words:
itinerant, migrant, nomadic, transient, vagabond, wandering
definition 3: moving or growing in a random manner, as thoughts or plants.
synonyms:
random
similar words:
meandering, rambling, roaming, roving, wandering
derivation: vagrantly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word vagrant contains the following parts:
vag Latin root that means wander
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.