Origin of itinerantLate Latin itinerans, present participle of itinerari, to travel from Classical Latin iter (gen. itineris), a walk, journey from base of ire, to go: see year
- Itinerant is defined as traveling from place to place, especially to perform a job.
An example of an itinerant worker is a construction worker who works in a different location every week.
- The definition of an itinerant is a person who travels from place to place, especially for work.
An example of an itinerant is a gardener who travels from home to home.
Origin of itinerantLate Latin itinerāns itinerant- present participle of itinerārī to travel from Latin iter itiner- journey ; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more itinerant, superlative most itinerant)
- Habitually travelling from place to place.
- an itinerant preacher or peddler
- One who travels from place to place.
- (Ireland) a member of the Travelling Community, whether settled or not.
From itinerāns, present active participle of itineror (“I travel”).
- He was a simple, fluent speaker, and was so successful that in 1767 he was enrolled, by John Wesley himself, as a regular itinerant minister.
- As an itinerant auctioneer he became well acquainted with the Germans in the S.E.
- With a salary granted to him by parliament he resumed his itinerant preaching in Wales.
- The work of the itinerant instructors is very varied.
- B.) 1 Mahommedan itinerant chapmen, from the Volga.