from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To leave one country or region to settle in another. See Usage Note at migrate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To leave the country in which one lives, especially one's native country, in order to reside elsewhere.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.
- adj. Migratory; roving.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To quit one country, state, or region and settle in another; remove from one country or region to another for the purpose of residence: as, Europeans emigrate to America; the inhabitants of New England emigrate to the Western States.
- Synonyms Immigrate, etc. See migrate.
- Having wandered forth; wandering; roving.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. leave one's country of residence for a new one
Latin ēmigrāre, ēmigrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + migrāre, to move; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin emigratus, past participle of emigrare ("to move away, remove, depart from a place"), from e ("out") + migrare ("to move, remove, depart"). (Wiktionary)