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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A restless corporate nomad, Bollenbach has held jobs with five separate companies during the 1990s.
▪ The film follows the nomads as they cross the desert with their camels.
▪ First of all it is difficult for nomads to gather at one place so important events are made to coincide.
▪ For now the nomads are surviving, but time most be short for them.
▪ Here the nomads water their flocks and the horses drink their fill when the tourists have dismounted.
▪ I would take it from any nomads.
▪ Like the Rhine it also marked a boundary for the Romans; beyond it - unknowable nomads!
▪ My first task was trying to acquire some reliable information about the nomads.
▪ The nomads were called Raika or Rabari and they herded camels and sometimes sheep.
▪ The nomads were not converted overnight: they remained combative and unpredictable.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nomad \Nom"ad\, n. [L. nomas, -adis, Gr. ?, ?, pasturing, roaming without fixed home, fr. ? a pasture, allotted abode, fr. ? to distribute, allot, drive to pasture; prob. akin to AS. niman to take, and E. nimble: cf. F. nomade. Cf. Astronomy, Economy, Nimble, Nemesis, Numb, Number.] One of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game.


Nomad \Nom"ad\, a. Roving; nomadic.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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," from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot" (see nemesis).


n. A member of a group of people who, having no fixed home, move around seasonally in search of food, water and grazing etc.


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

Nomad (Jesse Cook album)

Nomad is the fifth studio album by Jesse Cook. Musicians vary by track, and were recorded all over the world. This album is more rich, varied, and complex than his previous efforts.

Most of the tracks in this album were recorded in Africa or the Middle East.

Nomad (band)

Nomad was a house music duo from the United Kingdom, who had several hits on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, as well as some similar successes in the UK Singles Chart. Group members were Damon Rochefort (Nomad is Damon spelled backwards, thus the group's name), Steve McCutcheon and Sharon D. Clarke.

In 1991 they hit #1 on the U.S. Dance chart, and #2 in the UK, with the song, " (I Wanna Give You) Devotion", billed as Nomad featuring MC Mikee Freedom. Their follow-up single, "Just a Groove", reached #16 in the UK Singles Chart.

Another single was "Something Special", also from the albumChanging Cabins. Then followed "Your Love Is Lifting Me" and "24 Hours A Day". There was due to be a second album, entitled 'Different Drum', but this never materialized.

Nomad (comics)

Nomad is the name of several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Nomad name and costume was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Sal Buscema as an alternate identity for the original Captain America, Steve Rogers, in Captain America #180 (December 1974).

The identity was revived by writer J. M. DeMatteis for a minor character ("Edward Ferbel") in Captain America #261-263 (September - November 1981). The same writer later gave the title to its best known claimant ("Jack Monroe") in Captain America #281 (May 1983). Other claimants of the code name are Rikki Barnes and Steve Rogers's adopted son Ian Rogers.

Nomad (disambiguation)

A nomad is a member of a people, or species, that moves from place to place.

Nomad may also refer to:

Nomad (Tribal Tech album)

Nomad is the third album by fusion band Tribal Tech, a project led by guitarist Scott Henderson and bassist Gary Willis.

Nomad (video game)

Project Nomad is a 1993 computer game developed by Intense! Interactive and Papyrus Design Group, Inc. and published by GameTek. It is a cross between a simple space simulator, a trading game and an adventure. It has only been released for PC DOS operating systems. It works properly both under Windows XP and DosBox.

Nomad (company)

is a Japanese animation studio located in Suginami, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan formed by former Madhouse producer Tatsuya Ono and was originally established in July 2003 by former Studio Pierrot staff.

Nomad (1982 film)

Nomad is a 1982 Hong Kong film directed by Patrick Tam. It is about the experiences of a group of youngsters who feel lost and try to find the true meaning of life. Nomad is considered as one of the representatives of the Hong Kong New Wave films.

Nomad (novel)

Nomad is a science fiction novel by author George O. Smith. It was first published in book form in 1950 by Prime Press in an edition of 2,500 copies. The novel was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Astounding beginning in December 1944, under Smith's pseudonym, Wesley Long.


NOMAD was founded in 2002 as an independent formation and registered as association in 2006. It targets to produce and experiment new patterns in the digital art sphere by using various lenses of other disciplines. The core of the formation consists of designers, engineers, architects, curators and writers. The infrastructure is based on technical and theoretical levels to provide collaborations with affiliations of artists. NOMAD's production network aims to build strong connections across territorial borders through digital culture oriented projects. The main goal of these projects is to establish a productive communication channel that enables access to new resources of information. The core development team consists of Basak Senova, Emre Erkal, Erhan Muratoglu. 1

Project ctrl_alt_del was the first sound art festival realized in Turkey, in September 2003. It was a collaboration between NOMAD, Marres, Hedah, and Istanbul Technical University Center for Advanced Musical Studies (MIAM). All through the month of September 2003, several events were realized in two cities, Istanbul and Maastricht: (i) an introductory presentation, a CD launch, performances by two artists from the Netherlands and Turkey in Marres (Maastricht); (ii) a panel and workshop series at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture and MIAM; (iii) a series of performances in Babylon, Istanbul during the opening of the 8th International Istanbul Biennial; (iv) a panel, and performance series at Marres; (v) an exhibition at Marres; (vi) an audio CD which was distributed in Europe through Lowlands, and the international distribution of the CD-ROM was carried out by NOMAD. ctrl_alt_del aimed at introducing Turkey to sound-art via sound-art’s pioneering names, together with panels and workshops. More than 30 people from 16 different countries contributed to the project in 2003.

In 2005, ctrl_alt_del took place in the “positionings” section of the 9th International Istanbul Biennial. The project launched on September 16, 2005 with an opening night performance at Balans Music hall, then continued on the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn, Istanbul Technical University’s MIAM studios, laboratories, library and concert hall till September 22. The 2005 programme for the ctrl_alt_del project has been developed by Basak Senova, Emre Erkal, Erhan Muratoglu, Pieter Snapper, and Paul Devens. Can Karadogan was responsible for the logistics of ITU activities as the project coordinator and Nusin Odelli was in charge of editing of the printed material. 57 people from 12 countries participated in the project.

In 2007, ctrl_alt_del will be realized by NOMAD in coorporation with Istanbul Technical University – MIAM. This year, ctrl_alt_del will include Opening Concert, Performance Series (live), Workshops, Panels, Presentations, Open Call, Field Studies/Workshops, Exhibition, Radio Programmes, Publication and CD release. The theme of ctrl_alt_del 2007 will be “ remote orienteering”. The theme is not only connected to the navigational systems but it is also about positioning oneself within interconnected social and political realities. The theme will also be processed with the issues of control. It will take place parallel to the 10th International Istanbul Biennial in September. The development team consist of Paul Devens (NL), Can Karadogan (TR), Basak Senova (TR), Eran Sachs (DE/IL), Erhan Muratoglu (TR), and Emre Erkal (TR).

Nomad (2005 film)

Nomad: The Warrior is a 2005 Kazakh historical epic film written and co-produced by Rustam Ibragimbekov, executive-produced by Miloš Forman and directed by Sergei Bodrov, Ivan Passer and Talgat Temenov. It was released on March 16, 2007 in North America, distributed by The Weinstein Company. The film has been shot in two versions: in Kazakh by Temenov for distribution in Kazakhstan and in English by Passer and Bodrov for distribution worldwide. The government of Kazakhstan invested $40 million in the movie production, making it the most expensive Kazakh film ever made. Nomad was Kazakhstan's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 79th Academy Awards.

Nomad (motorcycle club membership)

A Nomad is an individual who may or may not be a member of a motorcycle club, and not bound by geographic territory, or perhaps one which has not yet established one. There are exceptions to Nomads being members of clubs. One instance is military veterans' clubs, whose members may be scattered across the U.S., but yet do not have enough members in a particular area to form a club chapter.

Most motorcycle club members wear a territorial rocker (i.e., the bottom patch on the back of the jacket) which signifies what city/locale, state, or province their chapter is located in. A Nomad's territorial rocker, however, will simply say "Nomad" or "Nomads". This means that they hold no particular allegiance to a specific club chapter or area but should be respected and accepted widely by the club as a full member.

Whilst a Nomad has the right to be hosted by any chapter he appears at, he cannot direct a chapter as each one acts as an autonomous unit within the rules of the parent club. Nomads sometimes live in geographical areas which had fewer than the required numbers to form a chapter. They may have chosen to live somewhat solitary lives, or they may have been sent to an area with a mandate to establish a chapter.

Nomad (magazine)

Nomad was an avant garde literary magazine that Anthony Linick and Donald Factor (the son of Max Factor, Jr.,) edited and published in Los Angeles between 1959 and 1962. Linick and Factor were particularly drawn to the poetry and writing of the Beat Generation, who wrote of their own, frequently chaotic, lives.

Nomad published work by such later famous authors and poets as:

  • John Ashbery
  • Michael Benedikt
  • Charles Bukowski
  • William Burroughs
  • Gregory Corso
  • Robert Creeley
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • LeRoi Jones
  • Robert Kelly
  • Kenneth Koch
  • Denise Levertov
  • Michael McClure
  • Frank O’Hara
  • John Perreault
  • Paul Raboff
  • Gilbert Sorrentino
  • Gary Snyder
  • Diane Wakoski
  • Lew Welch
  • Philip Whalen
  • Louis Zukofsky

Among the authors Nomad published, one stands out for his work in law, not poetry. Charles Black, who had earned a masters degree in Old and Middle English literature at Yale and wrote a thesis on Percy Bysshe Shelley as a translator of verse, became a teacher of law at Yale. He is best known for his role in the historic case Brown v. Board of Education.

In the literary realm, Nomad played a singular role in having published Charles Bukowski at an early date. Nomads inaugural issue in 1959 featured two of Bukowski's poems, with Nomad publishing Bukowski before his first book, Flower Fist and Bestial Wail, appeared in 1960. Nomad used Bukowski's poem So Much For The Knifers, So Much For The Bellowing Dawns, as a prologue to its "Manifesto" issue, because the poem epitomized the anti-academic tone Linick and Factor wanted to feature.

The "Manifesto" issue provided a format for statements of literary philosophy. The issue included one of Bukowski's best known essays, Manifesto: A Call for Own Critics. It also featured, among others, a contribution by William Burroughs, who contributed a selection from Minutes to Go.

In the magazine's last issue, Nomad/New York, a special double issue (10/11, Autumn 1962), Factor wrote one of the first essays on what would become known as Pop art, though he did not use term. The essay, "Four Artists", focused on Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg. At the time Factor was a collector of the work of these artists and their contemporaries.

Also, the same issue saw John Bernard Myers, co-owner of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, whom Factor knew from his collecting, introduce the phrase "New York School of Poetry" (as distinct from simply “New York Poets”). He used the term in his introduction to a selection of poems in the issue. He categorized the common traits of Ashbery, Kenward Elmslie, Barbara Guest, Koch, O'Hara, James Schuyler, and others, as constituting a "New York School".

Linick and Factor had equal responsibility when it came to deciding what to include in the magazine. Factor paid for publication, and the London printers were Villiers Publications, the same firm that printed Lawrence Ferlinghetti's famous City Lights Pocket Poets Series, including Ginsberg's Howl. Linick was responsible for all correspondence, solicited manuscripts from poets that he and Factor liked, managed the subscriptions, did the proofreading, and wrote all of the editorials within the magazine and the section on contributors.

Linick and Factor published eleven issues, and prepared a twelfth issue, which never appeared. The editors' lives outside Nomad had started to demand more time and commitment. Linick was completing his doctoral dissertation at UCLA, and married in 1964. In the fall of 1964 UCLA gave him a one-year appointment as an instructor in the History Department, which required that he devote extensive time to course preparation. He then moved to Michigan State University where he eventual became a tenured professor. Factor increased his involvement in the art scene, and then moved into motion pictures. The two editors lost touch with each other, before reconnecting and establishing a personal friendship many years later in London, where fortuitously both had moved.

Nomad (Mike Tramp album)

Nomad is the ninth solo album by former White Lion and Freak of Nature lead singer, Mike Tramp, released August 28, 2015 on Target Records.

The album completes a trilogy of albums which included Cobblestone Street in 2013 and his last release Museum in 2014. Tramp has returned with a full band line up for this album which includes long-time producer, engineer and guitarist Soren Andersen, their Rock’n’Roll Circuz drummer Morten Hellborn, keyboardist Morten Buchholz and bassist Jesper Haugaard.

In July 2015 Mike Tramp released the first single "High Like A Mountain" and in August Tramp released the radio single and music video "Give It All You Got", the video was filmed and edited in Copenhagen.

The album charted at Denmark's official top 40 hitlist albums' at number 21.

Mike Tramp with special guests “Lucer” will embark on a massive European tour in the late summer which will include concerts in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, France and Switzerland.

In 2016, following up on Nomad’s success and the award for "Classic Rock Album Of The Year" at High Voltage Rock Awards, Tramp released the single "Stay" which like previous singles is being played heavily on Danish national radio. "Stay" comes with a video that shows Tramp in total isolation, living the life of a forest worker in the beautiful Scandinavian woods.

Usage examples of "nomad".

A period of wandering as a nomad, often as undertaken by Aborigines who feel the need to leave the place where they are in contact with white society, and return for spiritul replenishment to their traditional way of life.

From her friendly attitude it was clear she did not connect Aganippe with the nomads.

The chaplain hailed him, and the turncoat to whom he had not yet been introduced arose expectantly, but the Nomad went straight to their hobbled horses.

If these surprisingly atheological nomads had anything approaching a god, it was the creature who made their existence possible and raised them above the level of the animals they herded and hunted.

But Nomad cows would have kicked and butted their way out through the boards of the fence by now, so he decided they must be hybrids.

The Chud did this as other nomads followed their flocks across the scant grasslands of desert and mountain.

When they returned to their camp, they saw that the droving team were moving slowly westwards, so the desert nomads walked quickly to the well and drank their fill, then replenished their wooden coolamons with water for the trip.

They wore the traditional del of the Mongol nomad and bowed when the Master of Sinanju, Kula and Lobsang Drom stepped from the parked limousine.

A renegade Mayanabi Nomad of considerable rank, Hennin possessed the training to twist anything to her advantage.

Batouch and Ali were in the court of the house, talking to the Arab guardian who dwelt there, but their voices were not audible by the well, and absolute silence reigned, the intense yet light silence that is in the desert at noontide, when the sun is at the zenith, when the nomad sleeps under his low-pitched tent, and the gardeners in the oasis cease even from pretending to work among the palms.

Others retained a certain ornamental beauty or an orderliness that hinted of meaning, as a rosary might suggest a necklace to a nomad.

They went away into great rolling slopes of sand on which the camps of the nomads and the Ouled Nails were pitched, some near to, some distant from, the city, but they themselves were solitary.

They were bound to one piece of land, while the Nomad owned the whole world beneath Empty Sky.

But the last time he had seen it so clearly had been in the eyes of the old nomad woman whom Favio had brought aboard the barge at Pex to cure his unconscious brother.

This was the very same term which the old nomad healer at Pex had used of his pendant as she backed away from him in terror, sharing with him as she did so the horrible image of the men he had slaughtered with it, all unknowing, on the Moonfell Plain.