Definitions for vagrantˈveɪ grənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

va•grantˈveɪ grənt(n.)

  1. a person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; vagabond.

  2. Law. an idle person without visible means of support, as a tramp or beggar.

    Category: Law

  3. a person who wanders from place to place; wanderer; rover.

  4. (adj.)wandering or roaming from place to place.

  5. of or characteristic of a vagrant.

  6. wandering idly without a permanent home or employment:

    vagrant beggars.

  7. (of plants) straggling in growth.

  8. not fixed or settled, esp. in course:

    a vagrant leaf blown by the wind.

Origin of vagrant:

1400–50; late ME vagaraunt, appar. prp. of AF *vagrer, perh. < ME *vagren, b. vagen (< L vagārī to wander) and *walcren (> OF wa(u)crer), freq. der. of walk


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabond(adj)

    a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

  2. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant(adj)

    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

    "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"


  1. vagrant(Noun)

    A person without a home or job.

  2. vagrant(Noun)

    A wanderer.

    Every morning before work, I see that poor vagrant around the neighborhood begging for food.

  3. vagrant(Noun)

    A bird found outside its speciesu2019 usual range.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagrant(adj)

    moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled

  2. Vagrant(adj)

    wandering from place to place without any settled habitation; as, a vagrant beggar

  3. Vagrant(noun)

    one who strolls from place to place; one who has no settled habitation; an idle wanderer; a sturdy beggar; an incorrigible rogue; a vagabond

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a person who has no fixed home; a tramp.

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