intransitive verb[no object]
1(of an animal, typically a bird or fish) move from one region or habitat to another according to the seasons.
roam, wander, drift, rove, travel, travel around, voyage, journey, trek, hike, itinerate, globetrotView synonyms
- ‘as autumn arrives, the birds migrate south’
- 1.1(of a person) move to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions.
- ‘rural populations have migrated to urban areas’
2Move from one part of something to another.
- ‘cells that can form pigment migrate beneath the skin’
Change or cause to change from one system to another.no object ‘customers are migrating from mainframes to client-server environments’
- ‘save time by efficiently migrating data to secondary storage systems’
- 3.1with object Transfer (programs or hardware) from one system to another.
- ‘the system will allow users to migrate applications across environments’
Early 17th century (in the general sense ‘move from one place to another’): from Latin migrat- ‘moved, shifted’, from the verb migrare.