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ˈnoʊ mædno·mad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nomad(noun)

    a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons


  1. nomad(Noun)

    a member of a group of people who, having no fixed home, move around seasonally in search of food, water and grazing etc.

  2. nomad(Noun)

    a wanderer

  3. Origin: From nomade, from nomas (genitive nomadis), from νομάς, related to νομός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nomad(noun)

    one of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game

  2. Nomad(adj)

    roving; nomadic

  3. Origin: [L. nomas, -adis, Gr. , , pasturing, roaming without fixed home, fr. a pasture, allotted abode, fr. to distribute, allot, drive to pasture; prob. akin to AS. niman to take, and E. nimble: cf. F. nomade. Cf. Astronomy, Economy, Nimble, Nemesis, Numb, Number.]


  1. Nomad

    A nomad, commonly known as an itinerant in modern-day contexts, is a member of a community of people who move from one place to another, rather than settling permanently in one location. There are an estimated 30–40 million nomads in the world. Many cultures have traditionally been nomadic, but traditional nomadic behavior is increasingly rare in industrialized countries. Nomadic cultures are discussed in three categories according to economic specialization: hunter-gatherers, pastoral nomads, and "peripatetic nomads". Nomadic hunting and gathering, following seasonally available wild plants and game, is by far the oldest human subsistence method. Pastoralists raise herds, driving them or moving with them, in patterns that normally avoid depleting pastures beyond their ability to recover. Peripatetic nomads, who offer the skills of a craft or trade to those with whom they travel, are most common in industrialized nations.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nomad

    Nomade, nom′ad, n. one of a tribe that wanders about in quest of game, or of pasture for their flocks.—adj. Nomad′ic, of or for the feeding of cattle: pastoral: pertaining to the life of nomads: wandering: unsettled: rude.—adv. Nomad′ically.—v.i. Nom′adise, to lead a nomadic or vagabond life.—n. Nom′adism, the state of being nomadic: habits of nomads. [Gr. nomas, nomadosnomos, pasture—nemein, to drive to pasture.]

Editors Contribution

  1. nomad

    A nomad is a member of a type of community who choose to live in different locations on the planet with their animals and move from one place to another.

    A nomad can move from place to place according to the seasons, food or follow a specific route.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on June 15, 2015  
  2. nomad

    Is a member of a type of community who choose to live in different locations on the planet with their animals and move from one place to another.

    There are still nomad communities on the planet in various countries and they are evolving, some choosing to integrate into communities and some choosing to continue their way of life.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on November 22, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nomad in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nomad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of nomad in a Sentence

  1. Michel Foucault:

    The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.

  2. Carlos Garciavelez:

    This collection centers on the idea of a nomad going to the thermal baths in Switzerland, so, it's the idea of the explorer going to a spa ... of dressing and undressing. So we have a lot of kind of robes that are mixed in and out as outerwear.

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