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nomad

[noh-mad] /ˈnoʊ mæd/
noun
1.
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.
2.
any wanderer; itinerant.
adjective
3.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin nomad- < Greek, stem of nomás pasturing flocks, akin to némein to pasture, graze
Related forms
nomadism, noun
nonnomad, noun, adjective
seminomad, noun
seminomadism, noun
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Examples for nomad
  • Ed is a nomad at heart.
  • For the time being, he is a culinary nomad.
  • The very idea of being a nomad is absolutely alien to me.
  • This is a tough world for nomads.
  • He has been a golf nomad, and not a lucky one, either.
  • Her soul must be a nomad star with all the heavens for bent.
  • Here the relative isolation is due to traditions, language and nomad life.
  • The gypsies are nomad people.
  • Rivers, who has moved his family twice in two years, say that being a nomad is never easy.
  • He is already a basketball nomad, having done coaching stints at four universities.
British Dictionary definitions for nomad

nomad

/ˈnəʊmæd/
noun
1.
a member of a people or tribe who move from place to place to find pasture and food
2.
a person who continually moves from place to place; wanderer
Derived Forms
nomadism, noun
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin nomas wandering shepherd, from Greek; related to nemein to feed, pasture
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Word Origin and History for nomad
nomad
1555, from M.Fr. nomade, from L. Nomas (gen. Nomadis) "wandering groups in Arabia," from Gk. nomas (gen. nomados, pl. nomades) "roaming, roving, wandering" (to find pastures for flocks or herds), related to nomos "pasture," lit. "land allotted," and to nemein "put to pasture," originally "deal out," from PIE base *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot" (see nemesis).
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nomad in Technology
language, database
A database language.
Version: NOMAD2 from Must Software International.
["NOMAD Reference Manual", Form 1004, National CSS Inc, Dec 1976].
(1995-04-01)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for nomad

NOMAD

Navy Oceanographic Meteorological Association
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