emigration


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em·i·grate

 (ĕm′ĭ-grāt′)
intr.v. em·i·grat·ed, em·i·grat·ing, em·i·grates
To leave one country or region to settle in another. See Usage Note at migrate.

[Latin ēmigrāre, ēmigrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + migrāre, to move; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

em′i·gra′tion (ĕm′ĭ-grā′shən) n.

emigration

(ˌɛmɪˈɡreɪʃən)
n
1. (Sociology) the act or an instance of emigrating
2. (Sociology) emigrants considered collectively

Emigration

 emigrants collectively, 1863.

emigration

immigrationmigration
1. 'emigrate', 'emigration', 'emigrant'

If you emigrate, you leave your own country and go to live permanently in another country.

He received permission to emigrate to Canada.
He had emigrated from Germany in the early 1920's.

People who emigrate are called emigrants. The act of emigrating is called emigration. However, these words are less frequent than immigrant and immigration.

2. 'immigrate', 'immigration', 'immigrant'

If you immigrate to a country, you go to live in that country permanently.

They immigrated to Israel.

However, it is more common to say that someone emigrates from a country than to say that someone immigrates to a country.

People that leave their own country to live in another country are called immigrants.

The company employs several immigrants.

The process by which people come to live in a country is called immigration.

The government has changed its immigration policy.
3. 'migrate', 'migration', 'migrant'

When people migrate, they temporarily move to another place, usually a city or another country, in order to find work.

The only solution people can see is to migrate.
Millions have migrated to the cities.

This process is called migration.

New jobs are encouraging migration from the cities of the north.

People who migrate are called migrants or migrant workers.

She was a migrant looking for a place to live.
In South America there are three million migrant workers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emigration - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)emigration - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another

emigration

noun departure, removal, migration, exodus, relocation, resettlement the huge emigration of workers to the West
Quotations
"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time" [John Berger And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos]

emigration

noun
Departure from one's native land to settle in another:
Translations
هِجْرَه
emigrationudvandring
flutningur úr landi
emigrácia
izseljevanje

emigration

[ˌemɪˈgreɪʃən] Nemigración f

emigration

[ˌɛmɪˈgreɪʃən] némigration f
emigration to Australia → émigration f en Australie

emigration

nAuswanderung f; (esp for political reasons) → Emigration f

emigration

[ˌɛmɪˈgreɪʃn] nemigrazione f

emigrate

(ˈemigreit) verb
to leave one's country and settle in another. Many doctors have emigrated from Britain to America.
ˈemigrant noun, adjective
(a person) emigrating or having emigrated. The numbers of emigrants are increasing; emigrant doctors.
ˌemiˈgration noun

em·i·gra·tion

n. emigración o migración, escape tal como el de leucocitos a través de las paredes de los capilares y las venas.
References in classic literature ?
Thus we behold Kentucke, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.
There seems to be a theory of emigration suggested there.
The fact that a band of 6,000 Indians are now murdering our frontiersmen at their impudent leisure, and that we are only able to send 1,200 soldiers against them, is utilized here to discourage emigration to America.
Micawber, I wonder you have never turned your thoughts to emigration.
I know nothing about these questions," said Sir Charles, with an air of conclusiveness; "but I see no objection to emigration" The fact is," said Trefusis, "the idea of emigration is a dangerous one for us.
The worthy uncle announced in this sudden missive that Monsieur de Troisville, of the Russian army during the Emigration, grandson of one of his best friends, was desirous of retiring to Alencon, and asked his, the abbe's hospitality, on the ground of his friendship for his grandfather, the Vicomte de Troisville.
Only, during the respite the absence of his rival afforded him, he reflected, partly on the means of deceiving Mercedes as to the cause of his absence, partly on plans of emigration and abduction, as from time to time he sat sad and motionless on the summit of Cape Pharo, at the spot from whence Marseilles and the Catalans are visible, watching for the apparition of a young and handsome man, who was for him also the messenger of vengeance.
Under these limitations, I have ever considered my family as American by origin, European by emigration, and restored to its paternal soil by the mutations and calculations of industry and trade.
So he stayed out his apprenticeship, and committed no act of dishonesty that was at all likely to be discovered, reserving his plan of emigration for a future opportunity.
Nicholas, or Santa Claus, as he is termed, were never forgotten among the inhabitants of New York, until the emigration from New England brought in the opinions and usages of the Puritans, like the “bon homme de Noel.
As one wave of emigration after another rolls into the vast regions of the west, and our settlements stretch towards the Rocky Mountains, the eager eyes of our pioneers will pry beyond, and they will become impatient of any barrier or impediment in the way of what they consider a grand outlet of our empire.
Really, some one should arrange a proper scheme of assisted emigration.