November 09, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
migrate /ˈmaɪˌgreɪt/ verb

migrates; migrated; migrating

Migrating geese
Migrating geese
Learner's definition of MIGRATE

[no object]

1 : to move from one country or place to live or work in another

  • He migrates from New York to Florida each winter.

  • Thousands of workers migrate to this area each summer.

2 of a bird or animal : to move from one area to another at different times of the year

  • The whales migrate between their feeding ground in the north and their breeding ground in the Caribbean.

  • They followed the migrating herds of buffalo across the plains.

  • migrating birds

migration /maɪˈgreɪʃən/ noun, plural migrations


  • an expert on bird migration


  • mass migrations of workers

  • fall migrations to breeding grounds

migrational /maɪˈgreɪʃənl̟/ adjective

  • migrational movements

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