Definition of Nomadic

1. Adjective. Migratory. "Wandering tribes"

Exact synonyms: Mobile, Peregrine, Roving, Wandering
Similar to: Unsettled
Derivative terms: Mobility, Peregrine

Definition of Nomadic

1. a. Of or pertaining to nomads, or their way of life; wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence; as, a nomadic tribe.

Definition of Nomadic

1. Adjective. of, or relating to nomads ¹

2. Adjective. leading a wandering life with no fixed abode; peripatetic, itinerant ¹

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Definition of Nomadic

1. nomad [adj] - See also: nomad

Medical Definition of Nomadic

1. Of or pertaining to nomads, or their way of life; wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence; as, a nomadic tribe. Nomad"ically. Origin: Gr. See Nomad. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nomadic

nom de Web
nom de guerre
nom de plume
nom nom nom
nom race
nomadic (current term)

Literary usage of Nomadic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"They might, theoretically, be grouped into 9 classes, as follows: (A) father nomadic and mother either (1) nomadic, (2) non-nomadic but of nomadic stock, ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"nomadic CULTIVATION. vinces a surplus profit was realized over working expenses. ... The practice of nomadic cultivation by the hill tribes may nomadic ..."

3. The Evolution of the Hebrew People and Their Influence on Civilization by Laura Hulda Wild (1917)
"CHAPTER XIX THE nomadic STAGE The Evolution of Israel's National Life. ... The nomadic Stage. There are three great stages of civilization through which ..."

4. Biblical Geography and History by Charles Foster Kent (1911)
"XII THE nomadic AND EGYPTIAN PERIOD OF HEBREW HISTORY The Entrance of the ... These successive waves of nomadic invasion were the inevitable result of the ..."

5. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1920)
"We may note one or two points of difference from the equivalent life of the nomadic Semites. Like the early Aryan life, it was a life in a sort of ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... immediately from the Canaanites; while another hypothesis maintains that the sabbath represents a moon-feast of the nomadic ancestors of the Israelites. ..."

7. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"The girls cannot be nomadic in either case. In families where the father is a nomad and the mother stays at home supporting the children by taking in ..."

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