migratory


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mi·gra·to·ry

 (mī′grə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Characterized by migration; undergoing periodic migration: migratory birds.
2. Of or relating to a migration.
3. Roving; nomadic.

migratory

(ˈmaɪɡrətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. of, relating to, or characterized by migration
2. nomadic; itinerant

mi•gra•to•ry

(ˈmaɪ grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
1. migrating.
2. periodically migrating: migratory birds.
3. pertaining to a migration: migratory movements of birds.
4. roving; wandering; migrant.
[1745–55]

mi·gra·to·ry

(mī′grə-tôr′ē)
Traveling from one place to another at regular times of year, often over long distances. Salmon, whales, and swallows are all migratory animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.migratory - used of animals that move seasonallymigratory - used of animals that move seasonally; "migratory birds"
nonmigratory, resident - used of animals that do not migrate
2.migratory - habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal workmigratory - habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"

migratory

migratory

adjective
1. Moving from one habitat to another on a seasonal basis:
2. Moving from one area to another in search of work:
Translations
مُهاجِر، مُتَنَقِّل
stěhovavýtažný
træk-
flökku-, farand-, far-
göç edengöçücü

migratory

[maɪˈgreɪtərɪ] ADJmigratorio

migratory

[ˈmaɪgrətəri] adj
[animal, bird, fish] → migrateur/trice
[pattern, path] → migratoire
[worker, labour] → migrant(e)

migratory

adjWander-; populationwandernd; migratory habitsWanderungsgewohnheiten pl; migratory lifeWanderleben nt; migratory instinctWandertrieb m; migratory workerWanderarbeiter(in) m(f); migratory labour (Brit) or labor (US) → Wanderarbeiter pl; migratory birdsZugvögel pl; migratory creatures or animalsTiere, die auf Wanderung gehen, wandernde Tiere; migratory fishWanderfisch m; sea turtles are migratoryMeeresschildkröten sind wandernde Tiere

migrate

(maiˈgreit) , ((American) ˈmaigreit) verb
1. (of certain birds and animals) to travel from one region to another at certain times of the year. Many birds migrate in the early winter.
2. (of people) to change one's home to another country or (regularly) from place to place. The Gothic peoples who overwhelmed the Roman Empire migrated from the East.
miˈgration noun
ˈmigrant ((British and American) ˈmai-) noun
a person, bird or animal that migrates or has migrated. The swallow is a summer migrant to Britain; (also adjective) migrant workers.
ˈmigratory ((British and American) ˈmaigrə-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
The blood-sucking bats were comparatively few, and the migratory sort fewer still.
On this hint, attempts have been made to construct elaborate migratory charts of the sperm whale.
I know not how significant it is, or how far it is an evidence of singularity, that an individual should thus consent in his pettiest walk with the general movement of the race; but I know that something akin to the migratory instinct in birds and quadrupeds--which, in some instances, is known to have affected the squirrel tribe, impelling them to a general and mysterious movement, in which they were seen, say some, crossing the broadest rivers, each on its particular chip, with its tail raised for a sail, and bridging narrower streams with their dead--that something like the furor which affects the domestic cattle in the spring, and which is referred to a worm in their tails,--affects both nations and individuals, either perennially or from time to time.
The salmon on the west side of the Rocky Mountains are, like the buffalo on the eastern plains, vast migratory supplies for the wants of man, that come and go with the seasons.
The pigeons, too, were filling the woods in vast migratory flocks.
Between the two sections of his flock he was often the only link, and it was his avowed custom to select those of his migratory sheep who seemed worthy, and give them a few hours in the pastures of the permanent.
For a moment Archer stood with his eyes fixed on Medora's fantastic figure, straining to see who came behind her; but the little procession was at an end, for all the lesser members of the family had taken their seats, and the eight tall ushers, gathering themselves together like birds or insects preparing for some migratory manoeuvre, were already slipping through the side doors into the lobby.
There were many breaks in his education, caused by the migratory habits of his tribe, but even when removed from his books his active brain continued to search out the mysteries of his fascinating avocation.
I can only assert, that instincts certainly do vary--for instance, the migratory instinct, both in extent and direction, and in its total loss.
Now, if the cuckoo was obliged to sit on her own eggs, she would either have to sit on all together, and therefore leave those first laid so long, that they probably would become addled; or she would have to hatch separately each egg, or two eggs, as soon as laid: but as the cuckoo stays a shorter time in this country than any other migratory bird, she certainly would not have time enough for the successive hatchings.
From the high, swaying seat of his hansom he looks upon his fellow-men as nomadic particles, of no account except when possessed of migratory desires.
His deference to this particular branch of science had induced him to listen to the application of a medical man, whose thirst for natural history had led him to the desire of profiting by the migratory propensities of the squatter.