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Meaning of NOMAD

Pronunciation:  'nowmad

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons

NOMAD is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: Bedouin, Beduin, bird of passage, Bushman, Hun, roamer, rover, Saracen, Scythian, wanderer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nom"ad\, n. [L. nomas, -adis, Gr. ?, ?, pasturing,
    roaming without fixed home, fr. ? a pasture, allotted abode,
    fr. ? to distribute, allot, drive to pasture; prob. akin to
    AS. niman to take, and E. nimble: cf. F. nomade. Cf.
    {Astronomy}, {Economy}, {Nimble}, {Nemesis}, {Numb},
    One of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but
    wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game.
  2. \Nom"ad\, a.
    Roving; nomadic.
Computing Dictionary

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Version: NOMAD2 from must software International.

["NOMAD Reference Manual", Form 1004, National CSS Inc, Dec 1976].

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: Arab, Bedouin, Bohemian, circumforaneous, discursive, divagatory, drifting, errant, flitting, floating, footloose, footloose and fancy-free, fugitive, gadding, gypsy, gypsyish, gypsy-like, landloping, meandering, migrational, migratory, nomadic, rambling, ranging, roaming, Romany, roving, shifting, straggling, straying, strolling, traipsing, transient, transitory, transmigratory, tzigane, vagabond, vagrant, wandering, Zigeuner, zingaro