migrate

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mi·grate

verb \ˈmī-ˌgrāt, mī-ˈ\

: to move from one country or place to live or work in another

of a bird or animal : to move from one area to another at different times of the year

mi·grat·edmi·grat·ing

Full Definition of MIGRATE

intransitive verb
1
:  to move from one country, place, or locality to another
2
:  to pass usually periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding
3
:  to change position in an organism or substance <filarial worms migrate within the human body>
mi·gra·tion \mī-ˈgrā-shən\ noun
mi·gra·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
mi·gra·tor \ˈmī-ˌgrā-tər, mī-ˈ\ noun

Examples of MIGRATE

  1. He migrates from New York to Florida each winter.
  2. Thousands of workers migrate to this area each summer.
  3. The whales migrate between their feeding ground in the north and their breeding ground in the Caribbean.
  4. They followed the migrating herds of buffalo across the plains.

Origin of MIGRATE

Latin migratus, past participle of migrare; perhaps akin to Greek ameibein to change
First Known Use: 1697

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra

Rhymes with MIGRATE

abate, ablate, adnate, aerate, age-mate, agnate, airdate, airfreight, alate, arête, await, backdate, baldpate, bandmate, baseplate, bedmate, bedplate, berate, birthrate, bistate, bite plate, blank slate, blind date, blue plate, bookplate, breastplate, casemate, castrate, caudate, cell plate, cerate, cheapskate, checkmate, chelate, chordate, citrate, classmate, clavate, cognate, collate, comate, conflate, connate, Cook Strait, cordate, create, cremate, crenate, curate, cut-rate, deadweight, death rate, debate, deflate, delate, dentate, derate, dictate, dilate, disrate, donate, doorplate, downstate, drawplate, elate, end plate, equate, estate, faceplate, falcate, fellate, filtrate, first-rate, fishplate, fixate, flatmate, floodgate, fluxgate, flyweight, folate, formate, frustrate, gelate, gestate, ground state, gyrate, hamate, hastate, headgate, Hell Gate, helpmate, home plate, hot plate, housemate, hydrate, ice-skate, inflate, ingrate, inmate, innate, instate, irate, jailbait, Kuwait, lactate, lapse rate, legate, liftgate, ligate, lightweight, liquate, lobate, locate, lunate, lustrate, lych-gate, lyrate, magnate, makebate, makeweight, mandate, messmate, misstate, mutate, nameplate, narrate, negate, Newgate, nitrate, notate, nutate, oblate, of late, orate, ornate, ovate, palmate, palpate, peltate, phonate, pinnate, placate, playdate, playmate, plicate, portrait, postdate, predate, prime rate, probate, prolate, pronate, prorate, prostate, prostrate, punctate, pupate, quadrate, rain date, ramate, rebate, red-bait, relate, restate, roommate, rostrate, rotate, saccate, schoolmate, seatmate, sedate, sensate, septate, serrate, shipmate, short weight, slave state, soleplate, soul mate, spectate, spicate, squamate, stagnate, stalemate, stellate, striate, sublate, substrate, sulcate, summate, tailgate, teammate, Tebet, tenth-rate, ternate, terneplate, testate, third-rate, tinplate, to date, toeplate, tollgate, tractate, translate, tristate, truncate, unweight, update, uprate, upstate, V-8, vacate, vallate, valvate, vibrate, virgate, vulgate, whitebait, workmate

mi·grate

intransitive verb \ˈmī-ˌgrāt, mī-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)
mi·grat·edmi·grat·ing

Medical Definition of MIGRATE

: to move from one place to another: as a : to move from one site to another in a host organism especially as part of a life cycle <filarial worms migrate within the human body> b of an atom or group : to shift position within a molecule
mi·gra·to·ry \ˈmī-grə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-\ adjective

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