What does vagrant mean?

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ˈveɪ grəntva·grant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabondadjective

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

  2. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrantadjective

    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

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


  1. vagrantnoun

    A person without a home or job.

  2. vagrantnoun

    A wanderer.

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

  3. vagrantnoun

    A bird found outside its species' usual range.


  1. vagrant

    Vagrancy is the condition of homelessness without regular employment or income. Vagrants (also known as bums, vagabonds, rogues, tramps or drifters) usually live in poverty and support themselves by begging, scavenging, petty theft, temporary work, or social security (where available). Historically, vagrancy in Western societies was associated with petty crime, begging and lawlessness, and punishable by law with forced labor, military service, imprisonment, or confinement to dedicated labor houses. Both vagrant and vagabond ultimately derive from the Latin word vagari, meaning "to wander". The term vagabond is derived from Latin vagabundus. In Middle English, vagabond originally denoted a person without a home or employment.


  1. vagrant

    A vagrant is a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging. It may also refer to a wandering animal or object.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagrantadjective

    moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled

  2. Vagrantadjective

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

  3. Vagrantnoun

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

  4. Etymology: [Probably fr. OF. waucrant, wacrant, p. p. of waucrer, wacrer, walcrer, to wander (probably of Teutonic origin), but influenced by F. vagant, p. pr. of vaguer to stray, L. vagari. Cf. Vagary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vagrant

    vā′grant, adj. wandering without any settled dwelling: unsettled: uncertain, erratic: (med.) wandering.—n. one who has no settled home: an idle or disorderly person: a beggar.—ns. Vā′grancy, Vā′grantness (rare), the state of being a vagrant: life and habits of a vagrant.—adv. Vā′grantly. [L. vagans, -antis, pr.p. of vagāri, to wander; with r intruded.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vagrant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vagrant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • Landstreicher, LandstreicherinGerman
  • περιπλανώμενοςGreek
  • vagabond, vagabonde, erratiqueFrench
  • rásaíIrish
  • आवाराHindi
  • senza fissa dimora, barbone, vagabondo, viandante, girovagoItalian
  • 放浪者Japanese
  • dwaalgast, zwerver, vagebondDutch
  • reisendeNorwegian
  • бродяга, странник, скиталец, бомж, странницаRussian
  • vagrantTamil

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