- The definition of a nomad is a person or group of people without a designated home who roam around in search of food and pasture land.
A person who moves from place to place without having a permanent home is an example of a nomad.
A nomad leads his camel at sunset.
nomad definition by Webster's New World
- a member of a tribe or people having no permanent home, but moving about constantly in search of food, pasture, etc.
- any wanderer who has no fixed home
Origin: Classical Latin nomas (gen. nomadis) ; from Classical Greek origin, originally , roaming about for pasture ; from nemein, to pasture, origin, originally , to distribute: see -nomy
- nomadism noun
nomad definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.
Origin: French nomade, from Latin nomas, nomad-, from Greek nomas, wandering in search of pasture; see nem- in Indo-European roots.
- no·madˈic adjective
- no·madˈi·cal·ly adverb
- noˈmadˌism noun
nomad - Computer Definition
A relational DBMS for IBM mainframes, PCs and VAXes from Select Business Solutions, Trumbull, CT (www.selectbs.com). Introduced in the mid-1970s, it was one of the first database systems to provide a non-procedural language for data manipulation. NOMAD can also access data on Oracle, Sybase, DB2 and other databases. Former corporate owners of NOMAD include Thomson Software and the Gores Technology Group.