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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nomad mean? 

NOMAD (noun)
  The noun NOMAD has 1 sense:

1. a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons

  Familiarity information: NOMAD used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NOMAD (noun)

Sense 1nomad [BACK TO TOP]


A member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("nomad" is a kind of...):

bird of passage; roamer; rover; wanderer (someone who leads a wandering unsettled life)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nomad"):

Bedouin; Beduin (a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs)

Bushman (a member of the race of nomadic hunters and gatherers who live in southern Africa)

Hun (a member of a nomadic people who invaded Europe in the 4th century)

Saracen ((historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire)

Scythian (a member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia)

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