migrate


migrate
migrator, n.
/muy"grayt/, v.i., migrated, migrating.
1. to go from one country, region, or place to another.
2. to pass periodically from one region or climate to another, as certain birds, fishes, and animals: The birds migrate southward in the winter.
3. to shift, as from one system, mode of operation, or enterprise to another.
4. Physiol. (of a cell, tissue, etc.) to move from one region of the body to another, as in embryonic development.
5. Chem.
a. (of ions) to move toward an electrode during electrolysis.
b. (of atoms within a molecule) to change position.
6. (at British universities) to change or transfer from one college to another.
[1690-1700; < L migratus (ptp. of migrare to move from place to place, change position or abode), equiv. to migra- v. s. + -tus ptp. suffix]
Syn. 1. move, resettle. MIGRATE, EMIGRATE, IMMIGRATE are used of changing one's abode from one country or part of a country to another. To MIGRATE is to make such a move either once or repeatedly: to migrate from Ireland to the United States. To EMIGRATE is to leave a country, usually one's own (and take up residence in another): Each year many people emigrate from Europe. To IMMIGRATE is to enter and settle in a country not one's own: There are many inducements to immigrate to South America. MIGRATE is applied both to people or to animals that move from one region to another, esp. periodically; the other terms are generally applied to movements of people.
Ant. 1. remain.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Migrate — «Migrate» Canción de Mariah Carey Álbum E=MC² Publicación abril de 2008 Grabación …   Wikipedia Español

  • migrate — mi‧grate [maɪˈgreɪt ǁ ˈmaɪgreɪt] verb [intransitive] to go to another area or country, especially in order to find work: • In the years ahead, tens of thousands of workers looking for high paid, technical jobs could migrate abroad. migratory… …   Financial and business terms

  • Migrate — Mi grate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Migrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Migrating}.] [L. migratus, p. p. of migrare to migrate, transfer.] [1913 Webster] 1. To remove from one country or region to another, with a view to residence; to change one s place of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • migrate — [mī′grāt΄] vi. migrated, migrating [< L migratus, pp. of migrare, to move from one place to another, change < IE * meigw , to change location < base * mei , to change, exchange, wander] 1. to move from one place to another; esp., to… …   English World dictionary

  • migrate — index leave (depart), move (alter position), part (leave) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • migrate — (v.) 1690s, from L. migratus, pp. of migrare to move from one place to another (see MIGRATION (Cf. migration)). Related: Migrated; migrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • migrate — [v] move, travel to another place drift, emigrate, immigrate, journey, leave, nomadize, range, roam, rove, shift, transmigrate, trek, voyage, wander; concepts 198,224 Ant. stay …   New thesaurus

  • migrate — ► VERB 1) (of an animal) move from one habitat to another according to the seasons. 2) move to settle in a new area in order to find work. 3) Computing transfer from one system to another. DERIVATIVES migration noun migratory adjective. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • migrate — [[t]maɪgre͟ɪt, AM ma͟ɪgreɪt[/t]] migrates, migrating, migrated 1) VERB If people migrate, they move from one place to another, especially in order to find work or to live somewhere for a short time. [V prep/adv] People migrate to cities like… …   English dictionary

  • migrate — 01. Gray whales [migrate] down the coast of our state every year. 02. [Migrant] workers follow the fruit harvesting across the state every summer and fall. 03. There are a number of [migratory] birds which come to Swan Lake every year to nest. 04 …   Grammatical examples in English