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no·mad

 (nō′măd′)
n.
1. A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.
2. A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.

[French nomade, from Latin nomas, nomad-, from Greek nomas, wandering in search of pasture; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

no·mad′ic adj.
no·mad′i·cal·ly adv.
no′mad′ism n.

nomadic

(nəʊˈmædɪk)
adj
relating to or characteristic of nomads or their way of life
noˈmadically adv

no•mad•ic

(noʊˈmæd ɪk)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of nomads: a nomadic people.
[1810–20; < Greek nomadikós. See nomad, -ic]
no•mad′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nomadic - migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"

nomadic

adjective wandering, travelling, roaming, migrant, roving, itinerant, migratory, vagrant, peripatetic the nomadic tribes of the Western Sahara

nomadic

adjective
Leading the life of a person without a fixed domicile; moving from place to place:
Translations
مُتَرَحِّل
kočovnýkočující
hirîingja-
kočovný
göçebelere ait

nomadic

[nəʊˈmædɪk] ADJnómada

nomadic

[nəʊˈmædɪk] adjnomadeno-man's land [ˈnəʊmænzlænd] n
(in battle)no man's land m
(= wasteland) → terrain m vague
(= indefinite area) → zone f mal définie

nomadic

adjnomadisch, Nomaden-; nomadic tribeNomadenstamm m; nomadic lifestyleNomadenleben nt

nomadic

[nəʊˈmædɪk] adjnomade

nomad

(ˈnəumӕd) noun
one of a group of people with no permanent home who travel about with their sheep, cattle etc. Many of the people of central Asia are nomads.
noˈmadic adjective
noˈmadically adverb

nomadic

a. nómada, errante.
References in classic literature ?
My impression is, that our wonderfully increased and still increasing facilities of locomotion are destined to bring us around again to the nomadic state.
And it is well that nature has so graciously and abundantly lighted the Martian night, for the green men of Mars, being a nomadic race without high intellectual development, have but crude means for artificial lighting; depending principally upon torches, a kind of candle, and a peculiar oil lamp which generates a gas and burns without a wick.
He thought of all those silent, expectant guns, of the suddenly nomadic countryside; he tried to imagine "boilers on stilts" a hundred feet high.
But the new nomadic population of clerks and artisans, constantly shifting their homes from one suburb to another, or their children from one school to another, could have no corporate continuity.
The blaze of the spring season had burst upon Seawood, littering its foreshore with famines and bathing-machines, with nomadic preachers and nigger minstrels, before the two friends saw it again, and long before the storm of pursuit after the strange secret society had died away.
The various races had made war upon one another for ages, and the three higher types had easily bested the green savages of the water places of the world, but now that the receding seas necessitated constant abandonment of their fortified cities and forced upon them a more or less nomadic life in which they became separated into smaller communities they soon fell prey to the fierce hordes of green men.
He hated digging, and when he was given a basket of stuff to deliver, a nomadic instinct arose irresistibly, it became his pack and he did not seem to care how heavy it was nor where he took it, so long as he did not take it to its destination.
She knew, too, that many of them were used now by the nomadic tribes of green men, but that among them all was no city that the red men did not shun, for without exception they stood amidst vast, waterless tracts, unsuited for the continued sustenance of the dominant race of Martians.
The geography of Asia and of Africa necessitated a nomadic life.
The feudal ownership of land did bring dignity, whereas the modern ownership of movables is reducing us again to a nomadic horde.
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.
There was a whisper of the pervading Bohemian character in the nomadic nature of the service and its curious races of plates and dishes; but the noble Refrigerator, infinitely better than plate or porcelain, made it superb.