Runaway vs Itinerant - What's the difference?

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Runaway is a related term of itinerant.


As nouns the difference between runaway and itinerant

is that runaway is a person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations while itinerant is a homeless person.

As an adjective itinerant is

which travels to perform its functions.

runaway

English

Alternative forms

* run-away

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations.
  • Runaway children are vulnerable to criminal exploitation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou runaway , thou coward, art thou fled?
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  • A train that is out of control.
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  • (usually attributive) An object or process that is out of control or out of equilibrium.
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  • The act of running away, especially of a horse or teams.
  • There was a runaway yesterday.
  • An overwhelming victory.
  • The home side won in a runaway .

    Usage notes

    This word is frequently used attributively, as in "runaway X" to mean "an X which has run away" or "an X which is out of control".

    itinerant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Habitually travelling from place to place.
  • an itinerant preacher or peddler
  • * Blackstone
  • 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.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who travels from place to place.
  • (Ireland) a member of the Travelling Community, whether settled or not.