nomad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nomad a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: According to Margaret Jones, author of a Patsy Cline biography, there are a dozen places in Virginia that could claim to be the hometown of the nomadic Cline. Her family moved 19 times before she was 15.
    • n Nomad One of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game.
    • a Nomad Roving; nomadic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nomad Wandering: same as nomadic.
    • n nomad A wanderer; specifically, one of a wandering tribe; one of a pastoral tribe of people who have no fixed place of abode, but move about from place to place according to the state of the pasturage; hence, a member of any roving race.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nomad nom′ad one of a tribe that wanders about in quest of game, or of pasture for their flocks
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Quotations

  • Michel Foucault
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    “The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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 Number
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nomas, nomadosnomos, pasture—nemein, to drive to pasture.

Usage

In literature:

First, those composed of nomad tribes, which migrated periodically from north to south.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
They were herdsmen and nomads.
"India: What can it teach us?" by F. Max Müller
And not only because you upset nomad chiefs.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
The victors were nomads, who did not care to occupy the land they had conquered.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Nomadic England went abroad; sedentary England stayed at home to rail at him for so doing.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
Nomadic tribes, wandering bands of Kurds and Arabs swoop down upon some unprotected villages and carry away everything of any value.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
The Hottentot on the plains lives a nomad life, pasturing and living upon his herds.
"The Mission; or Scenes in Africa" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The nomad spirit was aroused, and nothing would satisfy the man but a fresh start in life's pilgrimage.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
The natives were nomads.
"The Norsemen in the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was no caprice of his nature, nor even a nomadic feeling.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
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In poetry:

With all the nomad tented stars
About him, they have laid him down
Above the crumbling of the sea,
Beyond the turmoil of renown.
"A Seamark" by Bliss William Carman
Bard, robber, nomad tribesman, glad is he
To coils of smoke in simple verse and flowing
The peaks to liken beyond Siddim showing!
"The Bedouin" by Ivan Bunin
The nomads under starry dome,
With eyes, half-closed, and on horse,
Compose sagas, while they roam,
About day they vaguely crossed.
""To cure wounds is so rigid"" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
My list'ners are a nomad nation,
To whom the desert's voice is dear;
Who dread the simoon's devastation
And fall before his wrath in fear.
"Had I At Mecca's Gate Been Nourished" by Hermann Ferdinand Freiligrath
The hunter is gone; the spear
is splintered underground; the painted bodies
a dream the world breathed sleeping and forgot.
The nomad feet are still.
"Bora Ring" by Judith Wright
For nations vague as weed,
For nomads among stones,
Small-statured cross-faced tribes
And cobble-close families
In mill-towns on dark mornings
Life is slow dying.
"Nothing To Be Said" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Over the years of backstage reporting, we've heard experts cite beauty inspirations that range from interesting (a nomadic woman from Sudan) to out there (a construction worker crossed with a parrot), but this might be the topper.
1007 Nomad Way, Ste 14.
Car Stereo Audio Cassette Tape Adapter for MP3, iPod, Nano, Touch, CDs, Nomad, Sansa, Zune & More.
It's called Rockin' Betty 's, and is at 3970 North Broadway, between China Gourmet the Nomad Theater.
Bobby Bradford and Marywood Kate are nomads.
Chef Roland Liccioni is beloved in Chicago for Les Nomades and the legendary Le Francais.
It's been a nomadic four decades as Bruce 's coaching career has careened from Blacksburg, Va.
Cineflix Studios is in discussions to have Nomadic Pictures' Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes replace Brad van Arragon on second season shoot in Toronto.
Associated Press illustration provided by That Game Co. A nomad explores the ruins of a lost civilization in a scene from Journey.
Munkhbaatar's family are nomads, who live a life that is a mixture of old and new.
After more than 10 nomadic months, Tomas Berdych's A.T.P.
As Ugandan nomads adapt to drought, less dependence on food aid.
"Nomad Diaries," a Somali novel set in Minneapolis, is both rough-edged and revealing.
Martha Garcia/Loomis NewsSteve Davis, of Loomis, is a volunteer bus driver for The Gathering Inn, a nomadic homeless shelter that moves from church to church.
After encampment ends, NYC Occupiers become nomads.
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In science:

Finally the NOMAD limits for muon neutrinos to oscillate to electron neutrinos exclude a substantial fraction of the space occupied by the LSND results.
XXXVIIi\'eme Rencontres de Moriond: Electroweak 2002 Conference Summary
Zuber, Final Chorus and Nomad Results, paper presented at this conference. 16. M.
XXXVIIi\'eme Rencontres de Moriond: Electroweak 2002 Conference Summary
Figure 12: BEC effect in NOMAD (left) and compilation of results for the source radius (right).
Experimental Summary of Rencontres du Moriond 2004 on QCD and High Energy Interactions
The NOMAD Collaboration 21 reported on Bose-Einstein Correlations (BEC) in one and two dimensions in charged current muon-neutrino interactions.
Experimental Summary of Rencontres du Moriond 2004 on QCD and High Energy Interactions
NOMAD result 41 , so I follow the rapporteur 39 in leaving NuTeV out of the global electroweak fit for the time being.
Summary of ICHEP 2004
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