migratory

adjective mi·gra·to·ry \ ˈmī-grə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of migratory

1 :of, relating to, or characterized by migration

Examples of migratory in a Sentence

  1. most of the apple crop is picked by migratory workers

  2. migratory birds heading south for the winter

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First Known Use of migratory

1708


MIGRATORY Defined for English Language Learners

migratory

adjective

Definition of migratory for English Language Learners

  • : moving from one place to another at different times of the year : migrating regularly


MIGRATORY Defined for Kids

migratory

adjective mi·gra·to·ry \ ˈmī-grə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of migratory for Students

1 :moving from one place to another
  • migratory workers
  • migratory birds
2 :of or relating to migration
  • a bird's migratory route


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