from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.
- n. A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a member of a group of people who, having no fixed home, move around seasonally in search of food, water and grazing etc.
- n. a wanderer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game.
- adj. Roving; nomadic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wandering: same as nomadic.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
French nomade, from Latin nomas, nomad-, from Greek nomas, wandering in search of pasture; see nem- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French nomade, from Latin nomas (genitive nomadis ("wandering shepherd")), from Ancient Greek νομάς (nomas, "roaming, roving, wandering (to find pastures for flocks or herds)"), related to Ancient Greek νομός (nomos, "pasture"). (Wiktionary)