from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To leave one country or region to settle in another. See Usage Note at migrate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To leave the country in which one lives, especially one's native country, in order to reside elsewhere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Migratory; roving.
  • intransitive v. To remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To quit one country, state, or region and settle in another; remove from one country or region to another for the purpose of residence: as, Europeans emigrate to America; the inhabitants of New England emigrate to the Western States.
  • Synonyms Immigrate, etc. See migrate.
  • Having wandered forth; wandering; roving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. leave one's country of residence for a new one


Latin ēmigrāre, ēmigrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + migrāre, to move; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin emigratus, past participle of emigrare ("to move away, remove, depart from a place"), from e ("out") + migrare ("to move, remove, depart"). (Wiktionary)



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