Vagrant definitions

vā'grənt
An animal occurring beyond its normal range; an accidental.
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The definition of vagrant is living on the streets or wandering.

An example of the use of vagrant as an adjective is in the phrase "a vagrant family," which means a family who constantly moves from place to place without ever having a home.

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Vagrant is defined as a person who wanders.

An example of a vagrant is a homeless person who travels from place to place.

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One who lives on the streets or constitutes a public nuisance.
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One who wanders from place to place without a permanent home or a means of livelihood.
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A wanderer; a rover.
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Wandering from place to place and lacking any means of support.
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Living on the streets or constituting a public nuisance.
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Inconstant or capricious; wayward.
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Moving in a random fashion; having no fixed direction or pattern.

Vagrant ice floes; a vagrant aroma.

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Being beyond its normal range; accidental. Used of animals.
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A person who wanders from place to place or lives a wandering life; rover.
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A person who wanders from place to place and lives by begging, doing odd jobs, etc.; vagabond.
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A tramp, beggar, prostitute, or similar idle or disorderly person whose way of living makes him or her liable to arrest and detention.
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Wandering from place to place or living a wandering life; roaming; nomadic.
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Living the life of a vagabond or tramp.
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Of or characteristic of a vagrant.
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Characterized by straggling growth.
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Following no fixed direction, course, or pattern; random, wayward, fleeting, erratic, etc.
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A person without a home or job.
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Every morning before work, I see that poor vagrant around the neighborhood begging for food.

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(ornithology) A bird found outside its species' usual range.
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Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.
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Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation.

A vagrant beggar.

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Origin of vagrant

From Middle English vagraunt (“wandering about"), from Anglo-Norman wakerant, wacrant, walcrant (“vagrant"), Old French wacrant, waucrant (“wandering about"), present participle of wacrer, waucrer, walcrer (“to wander, wander about as a vagabond"), from Frankish *walkrōn (“to wander about"), frequentative form of *walkōn (“to walk, wander, trample, stomp, full"), from Proto-Germanic *walkōnÄ…, *walkanÄ… (“to twist, turn, roll about, full"), from Proto-Indo-European *walg-, *walk- (“to twist, turn, move"). Cognate with Old High German walchan, walkan (“to move up and down, press together, full, walk, wander"), Middle Dutch walken (“to knead, full"), Old English wealcan (“to roll"), Old English Ä¡ewealcan (“to go, walk about"), Old Norse valka (“to wander"), Latin valgus (“bandy-legged, bow-legged"). More at walk.