What does migratory mean?

Definitions for migratory
ˈmaɪ grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr imi·gra·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. migratory(adj)

    used of animals that move seasonally

    "migratory birds"

  2. migrant, migratory(adj)

    habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work

    "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers"


  1. migratory(Adjective)

    that migrate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Migratory(adj)

    removing regularly or occasionally from one region or climate to another; as, migratory birds

    Etymology: [Cf. F. migratoire.]

  2. Migratory(adj)

    hence, roving; wandering; nomad; as, migratory habits; a migratory life

    Etymology: [Cf. F. migratoire.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of migratory in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of migratory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of migratory in a Sentence

  1. The French president:

    The reality is that Europe is not experiencing a migration crisis of the same magnitude as the one it experienced in 2015, a country like Italy has not at all the same migratory pressure as last year. ... The crisis we are experiencing today in Europe is a political crisis.

  2. Steve Schmidt:

    The migratory birds were on the return leg of their migration from the southwestern United States and Mexico to their breeding grounds on the northern coast of Alaska.

  3. Claire Runge:

    More than half of migratory bird species travelling the world’s main flyways have suffered serious population declines in the past 30 years. This is due mainly to unequal and ineffective protection across their migratory range and the places they stop to refuel along their routes, a typical migratory bird relies on many different geographic locations throughout its annual cycle for food, rest and breeding. So even if we protect most of their breeding grounds, it’s still not enough – threats somewhere else can affect the entire population.

  4. Richard Fuller:

    It won’t matter what we do in Australia or in Europe if these birds are losing their habitat somewhere else – they will still perish, we need to work together far more effectively round the world if we want our migratory birds to survive into the future.

  5. Jeff Ludwin:

    Many species are migratory, meaning they're available fresh in various regions only at certain times of the year.

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