Origin of migration
Related Words for migrationflight, transfer, journey, shift, exodus, movement, diaspora, trek, move, passage, hegira
Examples from the Web for migration
Contemporary Examples of migration
This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
The migration pattern—families that have failed elsewhere and come here for a last chance—becomes clear quickly enough.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
And more are on the way in a migration likely to continue for months.Give the ‘Border Kids’ Dignity. Now.
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
June 16, 2014
Such acts send a powerful signal, says Kevin Appleby, head of migration policy for the USCCB.How This Pope Is Remaking the GOP
April 18, 2014
The habitat requirements of elk and their speed of migration are probably the same today as at the end of the Pleistocene.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia
March 27, 2014
Historical Examples of migration
She knew where the Monarch butterfly went on his winter migration.Her Father's Daughter
The migration of Europeans to the American continent was the final step.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
It is scarcely probable that there could have been only one migration of the Persians.
Their first migration from Sanjan seems to have been to Cambay (942–997).
The three boys were speedily in the midst of preparations for their migration.The Boy Settlers
1610s, of persons, 1640s of animals, from Latin migrationem (nominative migratio) "a removal, change of abode, migration," noun of action from past participle stem of migrare "to move from one place to another," probably originally *migwros, from PIE *meigw- (cf. Greek ameibein "to change"), from root *mei- "to change, go, move" (see mutable). Related: Migrational.
That European birds migrate across the seas or to Asia was understood in the Middle Ages, but subsequently forgotten. Dr. Johnson held that swallows slept all winter in the beds of rivers, while the naturalist Morton (1703) stated that they migrated to the moon. As late as 1837 the "Kendal Mercury" "detailed the circumstance of a person having observed several Swallows emerging from Grasmere Lake, in the spring of that year, in the form of 'bell-shaped bubbles,' from each of which a Swallow burst forth ...."