American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move from one country or region and settle in another.
- v. To change location periodically, especially by moving seasonally from one region to another.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass or remove from one place of residence or habitat to another at a distance, especially from one country or latitude to another; in a general sense, to wander.
- Synonyms Migrate, Emigrate, Immigrate. To migrate is to change one's abode, especially to a distance or to another country, emphasis being laid upon the change, but not upon the place of departure or that of stopping, and the stay being generally not permanent. Emigrate, to migrate from, views the person as leaving his previous abode and making a new home; immigrate, to migrate into, views him as coming to the new place. The Arab migrates; the European coming to America is an emigrant to those whom he leaves, and an immigrant to the Americans. Migrate is applicable to animals; the other terms are generally used of the movements of men.
- v. intransitive To relocate periodically from one region to another, usually according to the seasons.
- v. intransitive To change one's geographic pattern of habitation.
- v. intransitive To change habitations across a border; to move from one country or political region to another.
- v. intransitive To move slowly towards, usually in groups.
- v. transitive, computing : To move computer code or files from one computer or network to another.
- v. transitive, marketing To induce customers to shift purchases from one set of a company's related products to another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To remove from one country or region to another, with a view to residence; to change one's place of residence; to remove
- v. To pass periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding; -- said of certain birds, fishes, and quadrupeds.
- v. move from one country or region to another and settle there
- v. move periodically or seasonally
- From Latin migratus, past participle of migrō ("migrate, change, transport") (Wiktionary)
- Latin migrāre, migrāt-; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For most, the decision to migrate is driven by a need to survive, not free choice.”
“Qualcomm today announced the opening of a factory to make its mirasol displays, and a Wi-Fi chip designed for home networking — both efforts to keep the company a top chipmaker even as carriers migrate from the CDMA technology that provides so much of its profits.”
“As we migrate from the desktop to the web, the way that we want to be perceived by our friends will determine where we also spend most of our time “performing” or constructing our identity (through what we “do” — i.e. activity streams).”
“We wouldn't see millions of Chinese migrate from the poor areas to the richer areas and then later returning to manage the new plant back home.”
“If swallowed air doesn't make its way out in the form of a burp, it may migrate from the stomach down into the colon.”
“As readers migrate from the broadsheet to the Internet, the news cycle is being transformed.”
“The computer world is in the midst of its next great transition, as many applications and services — word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, data storage — migrate from the personal computer to the Internet.”
“What is our role in helping the millions of people who migrate from the country to the cities every year?”
“* KONA Beaches are peripheral to Big Island adventures this month when horse-size blue marlin migrate into this summer pasture.”
“For all those 'low information' voters who migrate from the New Yorker to Newsweek, Alter does his part by providing "a list of every anti-Obama smear he can think of, all listed in bold text.”
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