Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native.
  • intransitive verb To send or introduce as immigrants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pass or come into, as a new habitat or place of residence; especially, to remove into a country of which one is not a native for the purpose of permanent residence; migrate or be conveyed into and settle in another country or region.
  • Synonyms Emigrate, etc. See migrate.

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

  • transitive verb To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See emigrate.

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

  • verb intransitive To move into another country to stay there permanently.

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

  • verb migrate to a new environment
  • verb come into a new country and change residency
  • verb introduce or send as immigrants

Etymologies

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

[Latin immigrāre, immigrāt-, to go into : in-, in; see in– + migrāre, to depart.]

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From Latin immigratus, past participle of immigro ("remove, move into").

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