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Meaning of ITINERANT

Pronunciation:  I'tinurunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an itinerant laborer who works for a short time in various places
  2. [adj]  working for a short time in different places; "itinerant laborers"; "a road show"; "traveling salesman"; "touring company"
  3. [adj]  traveling from place to place to work; "itinerant labor"; "an itinerant judge"

ITINERANT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: moving, road, touring, traveling, unsettled
 See Also: Bohemian, Gipsy, Gypsy, jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer, Romany, Rommany, tinker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \I*tin"er*ant\, a. [LL. itinerans, -antis, p. pr. of
    itinerare to make a journey, fr. L. iter, itineris, a walk,
    way, journey. See {Errant}, {Issue}.]
    Passing or traveling about a country; going or preaching on a
    circuit; wandering; not settled; as, an itinerant preacher;
    an itinerant peddler.
          The king's own courts were then itinerant, being kept
          in the king's palace, and removing with his household
          in those royal progresses which he continually made.
  2. \I*tin"er*ant\, a.
    One who travels from place to place, particularly a preacher;
    one who is unsettled.
          Glad to turn itinerant, To stroll and teach from town
          to town.                                 --Hudibras.
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