from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that transmigrates.
  • n. One in transit through a country on the way to the country in which one intends to settle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who transmigrates
  • n. someone in transit through a country on the way to a final destination

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Migrating or passing from one place or state to another; passing from one residence to another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Passing into another country or state for residence, or into another form or body; migrating.
  • n. One who migrates or leaves his own country and passes into another for settlement; a colonist.
  • n. One who passes into another state or body.


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  • It is as if he were writing the history of man, from the last day of creation forward, starting with a few transmigrant souls still under the control of their oversea existence.

    The French in the Heart of America

  • _Dejection_, that dirge of infinite pathos over the grave of creative imagination, might, but for the fatal decree which had by that time gone forth against Coleridge's health and happiness, have been but the cradle-cry of a new-born poetic power, in which imagination, not annihilated but transmigrant, would have splendidly proved its vitality through other forms of song.

    English Men of Letters: Coleridge

  • 'Hence it was that some ancients imagined, that as men in this life incline more to the angel or the brute, so after their death they should transmigrant into the one or the other; and it would be no unpleasant notion to consider the several species of brutes, into which we may imagine that tyrants, misers, the proud, malicious, and ill-natured, might be changed.

    The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant

  • “entelechia,” quintessence, flame, ether — that it has been believed to be universal, uncreated, transmigrant?

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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