Pronunciation: (viz'i-tunt),[key] —n. 1. a temporary resident; visitor; guest.
2. a visitor to a place of religious or sight-seeing interest; pilgrim.
3. a being believed to come from the spirit world: a ghostly visitant. 4. something, as a mood, feeling, emotion, etc., that overtakes a person from time to time: Melancholy is an occasional visitant to all. 5. a migratory bird that has come to a place temporarily.