migrate /ˈmaɪˌgreɪt/  verb

[no object]

1 : to move from one country or place to live or work in another

  • He migrates from New York to Florida each winter.
  • Thousands of workers migrate to this area each summer.

2 of a bird or animal : to move from one area to another at different times of the year

  • The whales migrate between their feeding ground in the north and their breeding ground in the Caribbean.
  • They followed the migrating herds of buffalo across the plains.
  • migrating birds

— migration /maɪˈgreɪʃən/ noun

  • an expert on bird migration
  • mass migrations of workers
  • fall migrations to breeding grounds

— migrational /maɪˈgreɪʃənl̟/ adjective

migrational movements