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.
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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