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nomad

[ noh-mad ]SEE DEFINITION OF nomad

Synonyms for nomad

  • migrant
  • pilgrim
  • vagabond
  • wanderer
  • hobo
  • itinerant
  • rambler
  • roamer
  • rover
  • wayfarer
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Whatever it was, the thing would know the sting of the Nomad's ray.

By God, he'd leave the mark of the Nomad on the vicious thing!

Our honeymoon—years of it—will be spent in the Nomad, roving the universe.

He backed toward the open manhole of the Nomad, still grinning.

Anyone'd think he was the owner of the Nomad, the way he planned for the future.

There was silence in the city below them and silence in the Nomad.

The emanations of the cosmic monster were at work on the Nomad.

Their speed was not as great as the Nomad's by at least a third.

The automatic control of the Nomad can be used when necessary.

But it would be great at that to have her along in the Nomad.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle French nomade (16c.), from Latin Nomas (genitive Nomadis) "wandering groups in Arabia," from Greek nomas (genitive nomados, plural nomades) "roaming, roving, wandering" (to find pastures for flocks or herds), related to nomos "pasture, pasturage, grazing," literally "land allotted," and to nemein "put to pasture," originally "deal out," from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot" (see nemesis).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NOMAD

drifter

nounwanderer
  • derelict
  • hobo
  • itinerant
  • nomad
  • rolling stone
  • tramp
  • transient
  • vagabond
  • vagrant

migrant

nounperson who moves to a foreign place

migrant/migratory

adjectivemoving, traveling
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