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Meaning of MIGRATORY

Pronunciation:  'mIgru`towree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers"
  2. [adj]  used of animals that move seasonally; "migratory birds"

MIGRATORY is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: migrant, unsettled
 Antonyms: nonmigratory, resident



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mi"gra*to*ry\, a. [Cf. F. migratoire.]
1. Removing regularly or occasionally from one region or
   climate to another; as, migratory birds.

2. Hence, roving; wandering; nomad; as, migratory habits; a
   migratory life.

{Migratory locust} (Zo["o]l.) See {Locust}.

{Migratory thrush} (Zo["o]l.), the American robin. See

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