To pass from one region or climate to another, usually periodically, for feeding or breeding. Most birds fly south in the winter, forming large V-shaped formations in the air.

Monarch butterflies also migrate, passing into one area for a few days, weighing down the trees and stunning residents with their beauty, before they move on.

Mi"grate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Migrated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Migrating (?).] [L. migratus, p. p. of migrare to migrate, transfer.]

1.

To remove from one country or region to another, with a view to residence; to change one's place of residence; to remove; as, the Moors who migrated from Africa into Spain; to migrate to the West.

2.

To pass periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding; -- said of certain birds, fishes, and quadrupeds.

 

© Webster 1913.

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