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itinerant

i·tin·er·ant

itinerant

pronunciation:
aI tI n rnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: moving or traveling from place to place, as to do one's work, often on a fixed circuit.
He made a living as an itinerant preacher.Itinerant workers came to pick the fruit at harvest time.
similar words:
ambulatory, fugitive, migrant, migratory
definition 2: pertaining to or characterized by such travel.
The itinerant life of their parents was hard on the children.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who travels from place to place, often to do his or her work on a fixed circuit or as casual labor.
During the Depression, they lost their farm and were forced to become itinerants.
similar words:
migrant, transient
derivation: itinerantly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word itinerant contains the following parts:
it, itiner Latin root that means journey, road
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-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.