[ noh-mad ]
/ ˈnoʊ mæd /
a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply.
any wanderer; itinerant.
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Origin of nomad
1580–90; <Latin nomad-<Greek, stem of nomás pasturing flocks, akin to némein to pasture, graze
OTHER WORDS FROM nomadno·mad·ism, nounnon·no·mad, noun, adjectivesem·i·no·mad, nounsem·i·no·mad·ism, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for nomad
In their semi-nomad life the women ride about with the men, and thus become skilled riders.The Indians of the Painted Desert Region|George Wharton James
British Dictionary definitions for nomad
/ (ˈnəʊmæd) /
a member of a people or tribe who move from place to place to find pasture and food
a person who continually moves from place to place; wanderer
Derived forms of nomadnomadism, noun
Word Origin for nomad
C16: via French from Latin nomas wandering shepherd, from Greek; related to nemein to feed, pasture
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