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(Greek, nomas, nomados, "pasturing, roaming about for pasture" > Latin , nomas, nomdis: wander, moving around for pasture or grazing for herds or flocks)

Closely related to nomo-, "a pasture" or "a place for grazing".

1. A member of a group of people who move from place to place instead of living in one place all the time.
2. Someone who is a member of a group of people who has no fixed home and who moves according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land for animals.
3. A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.
4. In biology, a wandering organism.
5. In botany, a pasture plant.
nomadic (adjective), more nomadic, most nomadic
A reference to the habit of wandering from place to place; usually, within a well defined territory: Because Daisy wanted to write about people who are continuously on the move, she adopted a nomadic way of life for the year, constantly traveling throughout the country and gathering ideas for her novel.
Pertaining to wandering around.
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Not fixed or stabilized; moving or apt to move freely.
1. A reference or a descriptive term for the action of people or tribes who move from place to place to find pasture for their animals and food for their survival.
2. Describing anyone who continually moves from place to place.
3. Any movement in which people wander around instead of restricting themselves to just one place to live.
1. The behavior practiced by certain people, a tribe, etc. who live without a fixed location, wandering from place to place in search of pastureland for their flocks or herds, for land to cultivate, or to find hunting grounds, etc.
2. A pronounced tendency to roam around by someone who chooses, or those who choose, to go from place to place instead of settling down in one place to live; vagabondism.
nomadize, nomadise (British)
1. To live a nomadic life by wandering around from place to place with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage.
2. To live in the manner of a nomad by subsisting on the grazing of herds on herbage of natural growth.
3. To cause (a person, tribe, etc.) to become nomadic or wanderers.
1. Groups that move around together for hunting or trading or according to the seasons; such as, Asiatic nomads who brought strange cultural artifacts with them into Europe or nomads who take their herds into the mountains during the summer.
2. In a less restricted use, nomads may refer to those who move frequently for whatever reason.