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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To leave one country or region to settle in another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having wandered forth; wandering; roving.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.
  • adjective obsolete Migratory; roving.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To leave the country in which one lives, especially one's native country, in order to reside elsewhere.

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

  • verb leave one's country of residence for a new one

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ēmigrāre, ēmigrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + migrāre, to move; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin emigratus, past participle of emigrare ("to move away, remove, depart from a place"), from e ("out") + migrare ("to move, remove, depart").

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