Verb > Migrate

Verb > 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 noun, plural migrations


an expert on bird migration


mass migrations of workers

fall migrations to breeding grounds

migrational adjective

migrational movements