V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. roaming or wandering randomly and with no set schedule; 2. relating to nomads

Synonyms: roaming, wandering, drifting, roving, migratory, itinerant, vagrant

Antonyms: settled, purposeful

Tips: Nomadic is related to the English word nomad, "wanderer." Both words come from the Greek nomos, or "pasture." Think of how cows or sheep are nomadic--once they have fully grazed a pasture they move on to the next pasture of grass.

Usage Examples:

This tribe is nomadic, moving with the seasons. (roaming)

Many wild animals are nomadic because the weather and food supply dictates where they can stay and for how long. (wandering, roaming)

His nomadic lifestyle was not conducive to having a family. (vagrant, itinerant)

He had lived as a nomad for years, but tired of traveling, was now ready to settle down in one place. (wanderer, traveler) noun

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