What does migrate mean?

Definitions for migrateˈmaɪ greɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word migrate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. migrate, transmigrate(verb)

    move from one country or region to another and settle there

    "Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century"; "This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries"

  2. migrate(verb)

    move periodically or seasonally

    "birds migrate in the Winter"; "The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting"


  1. migrate(Verb)

    To relocate periodically from one region to another, usually according to the seasons.

  2. migrate(Verb)

    To change one's geographic pattern of habitation.

    Many groups had migrated to western Europe from the plains of eastern Europe.

  3. migrate(Verb)

    To change habitations across a border; to move from one country or political region to another.

  4. migrate(Verb)

    To move slowly towards, usually in groups.

  5. migrate(Verb)

    : To move computer code or files from one computer or network to another.

  6. migrate(Verb)

    To induce customers to shift purchases from one set of a company's related products to another.

    We were hoping to migrate the customers of the "C" series to the "E" series and the "E" customers to the "S" series.

  7. Origin: From migratus, past participle of migro

Webster Dictionary

  1. Migrate(verb)

    to remove from one country or region to another, with a view to residence; to change one's place of residence; to remove; as, the Moors who migrated from Africa into Spain; to migrate to the West

  2. Migrate(verb)

    to pass periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding; -- said of certain birds, fishes, and quadrupeds

  3. Origin: [L. migratus, p. p. of migrare to migrate, transfer.]


  1. Migrate

    "Migrate" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, included as a track on her eleventh studio album, E=MC². Written by Carey, Nathaniel Hills, Faheem Najim, and Balewa Muhammad, and produced by the former two, the song draws influence from pop and R&B music genres. "Migrate" features American singer-songwriter T-Pain, and is based on an electronic thumping beat and many studio-crafted synthesizers, and makes use of auto-tune and several vocal processors. A strong club-beat driven track, its lyrics chronicle a night out for the protagonist, migrating from several locations including a club and hotel suite. Critics compared it to Carey's "It's Like That" for its club-themed beat, as well as its celebratory lyrics. At the time of the album's release, "Migrate" was met with generally positive reviews, with many complimenting its strong club-beat and production, while some criticized its usage of auto-tune on Carey's voice. The song charted due to strong digital downloads in the United States during the debut week of E=MC², and as a result, peaked at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100, and appeared on several component charts. Carey performed the song live alongside T-Pain on Saturday Night Live, where she accompanied it with "Touch My Body", and on a BET special in promotion of the album in April 2008. Additionally, it was performed during the first show on Carey's Angels Advocate Tour stop at Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Migrate

    mī′grāt, v.i. to pass from one place to another: to remove for residence from one country, college, &c. to another.—adjs. Mī′grant, Mī′grātory, migrating or accustomed to migrate: wandering.—ns. Migrā′tion, a change of abode: a removal from one country or climate to another: a number removing together; Migrā′tionist, Migrā′tor.—Migratory animals, animals that remove from one region to another as the seasons change. [L. migrāre, -ātum; cf. meāre, to go.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of migrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of migrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leah Keller:

    As those muscles migrate, it dramatically decreases the integrity of your core— especially in the front.

  2. Steven Rattner:

    We were well aware of the situation with Mexico and the possibility that jobs would continue to migrate there.

  3. Peter Harrison:

    We've been able to migrate here and we're residents ... If UK comes out of the EU, we may be classed as aliens.

  4. Tapas Paul:

    If all the people of the Sundarbans have to migrate, this would be the largest-ever migration in the history of mankind.

  5. Dan Yparraguirre:

    They will have less access to food and poorer body condition come spring, then when they migrate north they may not make it.

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