What does migratory mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. migratoryadjective

    used of animals that move seasonally

    "migratory birds"

  2. migrant, migratoryadjective

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

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


  1. migratoryadjective

    that migrate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Migratoryadjective

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

  2. Migratoryadjective

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

  3. 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. Antony Blinken:

    We face a challenge that in many ways is unique with tremendous pressure from illegal migratory flows coming in different ways, different parts of the hemisphere, we have to have a stronger regional approach to this challenge.

  2. Claire Runge:

    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, the chain can be broken at any link.

  3. Cormac McCarthy:

    The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning.

  4. Felipe González:

    As repeatedly stated by a series of UN human rights bodies, detention of children based on their migratory status is a violation of international law.

  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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    incapable of being atoned for
    • A. inexpiable
    • B. lacerate
    • C. currish
    • D. tantamount

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