(Em"i*grant), n. One who emigrates, or quits one country or region to settle in another.
Syn. Emigrant, Immigrant. Emigrant and emigration have reference to the country from which
the migration is made; the correlative words immigrant and immigration have reference to the country
into which the migration is made, the former marking the going out from a country, the latter the coming
(Em"i*grate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Emigrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emigrating.] [L. emigratus, p.
p. of emigrare to remove, emigrate; e out + migrare to migrate. See Migrate.] To remove from one
country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.
Forced to emigrate in a body to America.Macaulay.
They [the Huns] were emigrating from Tartary into Europe in the time of the Goths.J. H. Newman.
(Em"i*grate) a. Migratory; roving. [Obs.]
(Em`i*gra"tion) n. [L. emigratio: cf. F. émigration.]
1. The act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as
from Europe to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to the Western.
2. A body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration.
(Em`i*gra"tion*al) a. Relating to emigration.
(Em`i*gra"tion*ist), n. An advocate or promoter of emigration.
(Em"i*gra`tor) n. One who emigrates; am emigrant. [R.]
n. [F., emigrant.] One of the natives of France who were opposed to the first Revolution,
and who left their country in consequence.
(Em"i*nence) n. [L. eminentia, fr. eminens eminent: cf. F. éminence.]
1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height.
Without either eminences or cavities.Dryden.
The temple of honor ought to be seated on an eminence.Burke.
2. An elevated condition among men; a place or station above men in general, either in rank, office, or
celebrity; social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction; preferment. Milton.
You 've too a woman's heart, which ever yetShak.
Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty.
3. A title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.
(Em"i*nen*cy) n.; pl. Eminences State of being eminent; eminence. "Eminency of estate."
(Em"i*nent) a. [L. eminens, -entis, p. pr. of eminere to stand out, be prominent; e out + minere
(in comp.) to project; of uncertain origin: cf. F. éminent. Cf. Menace.]
1. High; lofty; towering; prominent. "A very eminent promontory." Evelyn