migratory

  • 1 Migratory — Mi gra*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. migratoire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Removing regularly or occasionally from one region or climate to another; as, migratory birds. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, roving; wandering; nomad; as, migratory habits; a migratory life.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 migratory — index moving (in motion), transient, unsettled Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 migratory — (adj.) 1753, from L. migrat , pp. stem of migrare to movefrom one place to another (see MIGRATION (Cf. migration)) + ORY (Cf. ory) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 migratory — [mī′grə tôr΄ē] adj. 1. migrating; characterized by migration 2. of migration 3. roving; wandering …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 migratory — /muy greuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. migrating. 2. periodically migrating: a migratory species; migratory workers. 3. pertaining to a migration: migratory movements of birds. 4. roving; nomadic; wandering. Also, migrative. [1745 55; MIGRATE +… …

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  • 6 migratory — [[t]ma͟ɪgrətəri, AM tɔːri[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A migratory bird, fish, or animal is one that migrates every year. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Migratory means relating to the migration of people, birds, fish, or animals. ...migratory farm labour …

    English dictionary

  • 7 migratory — migrate mi‧grate [maɪˈgreɪt ǁ ˈmaɪgreɪt] verb [intransitive] to go to another area or country, especially in order to find work: • In the years ahead, tens of thousands of workers looking for high paid, technical jobs could migrate abroad.… …

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  • 8 migratory — mi•gra•to•ry [[t]ˈmaɪ grəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. 1) migrating 2) periodically migrating: migratory birds[/ex] 3) pertaining to a migration: migratory movements of birds[/ex] 4) roving; wandering; migrant • Etymology: 1745–55 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 migratory — /maɪˈgreɪtəri/ (say muy graytuhree), /ˈmaɪgrətri/ (say muygruhtree) adjective 1. migrating: migratory species. 2. relating to a migration: migratory movements of birds. 3. roving or nomad …

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  • 10 migratory — adjective 1. used of animals that move seasonally migratory birds • Ant: ↑nonmigratory • Derivationally related forms: ↑migrate 2. habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work appalled by the social conditions of… …

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  • 11 migratory — adj. Migratory is used with these nouns: ↑bird …

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  • 12 migratory — mi|gra|to|ry [maıˈgreıtəri, ˈmaıgrətəri US ˈmaıgrəto:ri ] adj involved in or relating to migration ▪ migratory birds …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 migratory — mi|gra|to|ry [ maıgrə,tɔri ] adjective a migratory bird or animal is one that MIGRATES …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 migratory — adjective a winter haven for migratory species Syn: migrant, migrating, moving, traveling …

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  • 15 migratory — adj 1. migrating, migrational, trans migratory, going, moving, trekking, passing, peregrine, peregrinative; immigrant, emigrant, transient, transitory, unsettled, displaced, uprooted, dislocated, deracinated; moving, transferring; outgoing,… …

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  • 16 migratory — UK [ˈmaɪɡrət(ə)rɪ] / UK [ˌmaɪˈɡreɪtərɪ] / US [ˈmaɪɡrəˌtɔrɪ] adjective biology a migratory bird or animal is one that migrates …

    English dictionary

  • 17 migratory — migrant [n] person who moves to a foreign place departer, drifter, emigrant, evacuee, expatriate, gypsy, immigrant, itinerant, migrator, mover, nomad, rover, tinker, transient, traveler, vagrant, wanderer; concept 413 migrant / migratory [adj]… …

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  • 18 migratory — migrate ► VERB 1) (of an animal) move from one habitat to another according to the seasons. 2) move to settle in a new area in order to find work. 3) Computing transfer from one system to another. DERIVATIVES migration noun migratory adjective.… …

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  • 19 migratory — adjective Date: 1708 1. of, relating to, or characterized by migration 2. wandering, roving …

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  • 20 migratory — adjective /ˈmaɪɡrəˌtɔri/ that migrate Ant: sedentary See Also: migration, nonmigratory …

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