Nomad definition

nōmăd
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A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.
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A member of a tribe or people having no permanent home, but moving about constantly in search of food, pasture, etc.
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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.
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Any wanderer who has no fixed home.
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Nomadic; wandering.
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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.

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

Noun

Singular:
nomad
Plural:
nomads

Origin of nomad

  • French nomade from Latin nomas nomad- from Greek nomas wandering in search of pasture nem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French nomade, from Latin nomas (genitive nomadis (“wandering shepherd")), from Ancient Greek νομάς (nomas, “roaming, roving, wandering (to find pastures for flocks or herds)"), related to Ancient Greek νομός (nomos, “pasture").

    From Wiktionary