from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of emigrating; movement of a person or persons out of a country or national region, for the purpose of permanent relocation of residence.
  • n. A body of emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as from Europe to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to the Western.
  • n. A body emigrants; emigrants collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Removal from one country or region to another for the purpose of residence, as from Europe to America, or from one section of the United States to another.
  • n. A body of emigrants: as, the Irish emigration.
  • n. A going beyond or out of the accustomed place.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)


From Late Latin stem of emigratio (Wiktionary)


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