itinerant


a person who travels from place to place

TRANSLATION

itinerant (noun) = Wander- (z.B. Arbeiter, Mönchtum, Mönch, Prediger, Gewerbe) —— itinerant (adjective) = umherziehend, wandernd, herumziehend, reisend —— itinerant labourer = Gastarbeiter, Wanderarbeiter —— itinerant life Wanderleben

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater will move out of its longtime headquarters and embrace ITINERANCY as the company seeks a fresh start after a period of extraordinary upheaval.”

By Michael Paulson - The New York Times (23rd February 2022)

"The area is home to many poorer ITINERANT labourers. They have complained of not being paid if they are unable to turn up for work, and of food shortages and skyrocketing prices while living under Covid control measures."

Stephen McDonell - BBC News, Beijing (15th November 2022)

Did you
know?

itinerant

noun
- a person who travels from one place to another, usually to work for a short period

adjective
- traveling from place to place

Cambridge Dictionary


WORD ORIGIN

“Itinerant” in English from the 1560s, is attested in Anglo-Latin from the late 13th century, from Late Latin itinerantem, from Latin iter “a journey”, from ire “go”. Originally in reference to circuit courts.


ITINERANT FLOATING CITY

Proposing a giant floating continent, double the size of the Roman Colosseum, Pierpaolo Lazzarini returns with a new innovative, monumental terayacht concept. The Pangeos watercraft is an itinerant floating city, comprising various hotels, shopping centers, parks, ship and aircraft ports, and all other facilities needed to house up to 60,000 guests in the middle of the ocean.

To enable clean energy and emission-free sailing, large wings will gain energy from the braking of the waves and a rooftop area lined with solar panels.

The terayacht takes its name from Pangea, the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras. Translating this into a somewhat futuristic expression, Pangeos extends its length for 550 meters (1,800 ft) and measures 610 meters (2,000 ft) at its widest point — the wings. If realized, the turtle-shaped vessel will become the world’s largest structure ever built.

Estimated cost: $8 billion

Construction time: 8 years

Design Boom (11th November 2022)


SYNONYMS

- ITINERANT = applies to persons whose work or profession requires them to travel from place to place (itinerant labourers, an itinerant preacher)

- AMBULATORY = specifically implies ability to walk about (an ambulatory patient)

- PERIPATETIC = implies walking or moving about while carrying on some activity and is applied humorously to persons who are always on the go

- NOMADIC = is applied to tribes or groups of people who have no permanent home, but move about constantly in search of food for themselves, pasture for the animals they herd, etc.

- VAGRANT = is applied to individuals, specifically hobos or tramps, who wander about without a fixed home, and implies shiftlessness, disorderliness, etc.


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