from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to nomads
- adj. leading a wandering life with no fixed abode; peripatetic, itinerant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to nomads, or their way of life; wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wandering; roving; leading the life of a nomad: specifically applied to pastoral tribes that have no fixed abode, but wander about from place to place according to the state of the pasturage.
- Figuratively, wandering; changeable; unsettled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. migratory
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In Romantic poetry, for instance, and its Victorian derivations and attenuations, anything nomadic is anticipated by the sporadic: those irregular phonemic rhythms entrained to signification in the first place — but not entirely enchained there.
I also note, incidentally, that certain nomadic hunter-gatherers had ritualistic ways of handling serious conflicts between male members, meant to prevent them from going lethal and triggering a series of retaliatory killings between family members.
A kind of time and place that is sort of nonspecific -- but definitely I think the word nomadic is essential.
Better known as nomadic tent-dwelling herders, Mongolians now are stockholders in a coal company that is one of the coming year's hotly anticipated initial public offerings.
Doug Kanter/Bloomberg Better known as nomadic tent-dwelling herders, Mongolians now are stockholders in a coal company that is one of the coming year's most hotly anticipated initial public offerings.
She was come as a part of a delegation from her people; one of the ragtag nomadic bands that roam the mountains to the north and east.
Nobility in Somali nomadic culture is synonymous with self-restraint, with resilience.
[* I employ the word nomadic as synonymous with wandering, and not in its primitive signification.
(* I employ the word nomadic as synonymous with wandering, and not in its primitive signification.
No, they are sociable creatures, living in what might be called nomadic communities.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.