- to go from one country, region, or place to another.
- to pass periodically from one region or climate to another, as certain birds, fishes, and animals: The birds migrate southward in the winter.
- to shift, as from one system, mode of operation, or enterprise to another.
- Physiology. (of a cell, tissue, etc.) to move from one region of the body to another, as in embryonic development.
- (of ions) to move toward an electrode during electrolysis.
- (of atoms within a molecule) to change position.
- (at British universities) to change or transfer from one college to another.
Origin of migrate
Examples from the Web for migrated
There were also the fleshy remains of the seniors who migrated to Florida from all points north.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’
January 7, 2015
The increasingly vicious debate has since migrated into newspaper columns and TV.Do They Know It’s Time to Stop Band Aid?
November 22, 2014
Some, like Pete, who McKell has become quite close with, have migrated to and from other types of nomadic communities.London’s Pagan Counterculture Kings
October 12, 2014
Those who migrated to Asia were also indulging in art at the same time, possibly earlier.The Oldest Cave Art May Not Be in Europe
October 9, 2014
The Jews who migrated to the United States have assimilated into its society, as have their creations.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero
August 16, 2014
We found both at Stocks, whither we migrated in the summer of 1892.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Betty married, and migrated to a new home in another part of the State.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
We migrated to Mayberry the following Monday, as we had agreed to do.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
They migrated at first as lowest-class passengers on the commercial lines.Cubs of the Wolf
Raymond F. Jones
Colonists might have migrated from another Terran-occupied planet.Control Group
- to go from one region, country, or place of abode to settle in another, esp in a foreign country
- (of birds, fishes, etc) to journey between different areas at specific times of the year
Word Origin and History for migrated
1690s, from Latin migratus, past participle of migrare "to move from one place to another" (see migration). Related: Migrated; migrating.