itinerant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj itinerant traveling from place to place to work "itinerant labor","an itinerant judge"
    • n itinerant a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment "itinerant traders"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Itinerant 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."
    • a Itinerant 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • itinerant Traveling from place to place; wandering; not settled; strolling; specifically, going from place to place, especially on a circuit, in the discharge of duty: as, an itinerant preacher; an itinerant judge.
    • n itinerant One who travels from place to place; a traveler; a wanderer; specifically, one who travels from place to place, especially on a circuit, in the discharge of duty or the pursuit of business, as an itinerant judge or preacher, or a strolling actor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Itinerant ī-tin′er-ant making journeys from place to place: travelling
    • n Itinerant one who travels from place to place, esp. a Methodist preacher: a wanderer
    • n Itinerant a book of travels: a guide-book for travellers: a rough sketch and description of the country through which troops are to march
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. itinerans, -antis, p. pr. of itinerare, to make a journey, fr. L. iter, itineris, a walk, way, journey. See Errant Issue

Usage

In literature:

Itinerant justices under Henry I., 127; under Henry II., 148.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Itinerant peddlers were disposing of sweetmeats to eager boys and girls.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
As an itinerant Friend, Woolman, the anti-slavery apostle, came to the Hill in 176-.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
Itinerant street sellers have, on stalls of a height suited to their little customers, an array of what looks like pickles.
"Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories" by Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
The distribution proposed, would admit of these itinerants seeing their children once in the year.
"A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of the Gypsies" by John Hoyland
He became an itinerant monk, a holy man, a mystic.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Our nymphs of the pump are more serviceable as models than any of their sister itinerants.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
The Friars Mendicant were discovered to be in league with her, and these itinerants were ready-made missionaries of sedition.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
By dint of patient perseverance we "gathered up the fragments, so that nothing was lost" of Aunt Polly's itinerant thoughts or wishes.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
In the vicinity of the Plaza Mayor, ice-cream was hawked and sold by itinerant venders.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In news:

Owner John Yurt says this is it for the itinerant music venue.
(Walter McConnell and one of his Itinerant Edens Photo by C Keuper).
Yup, this video from crane.tv on the itinerant dinner series The Social Act by the Danish chefs at I'm a Kombo hits just about all the right notes.
He is currently preparing a book about lessons learned as an itinerant psychiatrist.
Odysseus of the Outback In Les Murray's saga in verse, an itinerant Everyman travels through the 20th century.
Lyle Talbot began his career as an itinerant carnival and vaudeville performer before eventually making his way to Hollywood.
Bel Air is considering changes to its peddlers and itinerant dealers law to give food trucks and other mobile vendors an entree to some parts of town.
A Russian itinerant school teacher.
DC Space Finder , a Web tool managed by D.C.'s Cultural Development Corporation and coded by the New York nonprofit Fractured Atlas, hopes to give the local itinerant artist a hand.
Mitchell, a onetime itinerant street preacher, was convicted of Smart's kidnapping and sexual assault.
The first itinerant preacher to travel as far as Chilmark was the Rev.
BLAZE FOLEY, the itinerant Austin songwriter immortalized by Lucinda Williams ("Drunken Angel") and Townes Van Zandt ("Blaze's Blues"), was a caring soul whose spare and simple songs drilled to the core of human emotions.
This year's Pipeline survey found projects planned, begun or completed about Francis Scott Key and Phil Ochs … religious pilgrims and itinerant carnies … Shakespeare and NASCAR … Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee … Col.
Porter 's ambition started in Newark, continued in Iowa City and has been enhanced during each stop of an itinerant baseball career.
They were once called circuit riders--itinerant preachers who went from town to town in 19th-century America to spread the Gospel.
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In science:

Despite the successes of the “conventional theory ” of the itinerant quantum critical metal, a growing set of counter examples has emerged.
Quantum Criticality and Novel Phases: Summary and Outlook
Like the d-metals where our story began, these f -metal materials combine local moments and itinerancy, but unlike them, they do this at microscopic level with distinct local moments which interact weakly with separate conduction bands.
Quantum Criticality and Novel Phases: Summary and Outlook
Quantum magnetism offers systems which are often conceptually simpler than their itinerant counterparts (without the damping effects of other low lying degrees of freedom) and has a long history of inspiring new theoretical ideas from RVB [32, 14] to decon fined criticality .
Quantum Criticality and Novel Phases: Summary and Outlook
Photo-induced spin-state change in itinerant correlated-electron system is studied.
Photo-induced spin-state change in itinerant correlated-electron system
In this Letter, photo-induced spin-state change in itinerant correlated electron systems is studied.
Photo-induced spin-state change in itinerant correlated-electron system
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