nomadic

adjective no·mad·ic \ nō-ˈma-dik \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of nomadic

1 :of, relating to, or characteristic of nomads
  • a nomadic tribe
  • nomadic herders
2 :roaming about from place to place aimlessly, frequently, or without a fixed pattern of movement
  • a nomadic hobo

Examples of nomadic in a Sentence

  1. raised in a nomadic family, she attended half a dozen different high schools

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First Known Use of nomadic

circa 1818

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NOMADIC Defined for Kids

nomadic

adjective no·mad·ic \ nō-ˈma-dik \

Definition of nomadic for Students

1 :characteristic of or being a nomad or group of nomads
  • nomadic herders
  • a nomadic lifestyle
2 :roaming about from place to place
  • nomadic wolves


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