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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In Tasmania aborigine hunters led a nomadic life to take advantage of the seasonal food supply in different regions.
▪ The travellers say they should be allowed to lead a nomadic life.
▪ For a man so rooted in his domesticity the nomadic life of the Official War Artist was a gamble.
▪ The Wusun were a pastoral people 2,000 ii to the northeast of Ferghana who lived a nomadic life like the Huns.
▪ The second type of horsemen are wild horse archers recruited from the nomadic tribes of the Kislev steppes.
▪ The impact on the 35 nomadic tribes who are known to live in the region drained by the Mamberamo will be immense.
▪ A certain degree of unevenness is acceptable in nomadic and some village items.
▪ As a general rule, the wool in nomadic items is very good.
▪ As the name implies, they are used almost exclusively by nomadic weavers.
▪ He portrays the latter as a nomadic people who traversed the steppe in wagons with their herds and flocks.
▪ Nevertheless, they modified the forest by nomadic behaviour and shifting cultivation, if they became truly independent.
▪ One was the prevalence of nomadic, pastoral life, as in Arabia.
▪ The first and most important are authentic nomadic items which employ their own tribal guls.
▪ They are essentially a rural and nomadic people.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nomadic \No*mad"ic\, a. [Gr. ?. See Nomad.] Of or pertaining to nomads, or their way of life; wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence; as, a nomadic tribe. -- No*mad"ic*al*ly, adv.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1800, from nomad + -ic.


a. 1 Of, or relating to nomads. 2 Leading a wandering life with no fixed abode; peripatetic, itinerant. alt. 1 Of, or relating to nomads. 2 Leading a wandering life with no fixed abode; peripatetic, itinerant.


adj. (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes" [syn: mobile, peregrine, roving, wandering]

Nomadic (Adriana Evans album)

Nomadic is the second studio album by American neo soul singer Adriana Evans, released in 2004 on the independent label Next Thing. The album featured two singles, "Remember the Love" and "7 Days". Nomadic was re-issued in 2009 with enhanced media ("7 Days" music video). The lead single, "Remember the Love" was used as the theme song for Logo's TV series, Noah's Arc and is featured on the Noah's Arc: Soundtrack.

Nomadic (Sonny Simmons & Moksha Samnyasin album)

Nomadic is an album by jazz musician Sonny Simmons which incorporates elements of psychedelic rock, free jazz, and experimental drone metal. The album was recorded in 2011 in Paris, France and New York City, NY. Moksha Samnyasin is composed of French musicians Thomas Bellier (of Spindrift and Blaak Heat), Sébastien Bismuth (of Abrahma), and Michel Kristof (of Other Matter).

Usage examples of "nomadic".

I could offer them a way to be remembered forever in tales and gain an adulthood always honored: negotiate with the Jawas and me to secure the boundaries of their land and thus their nomadic way of life.

The abbot had conceived of a small Nomadic library he wanted created as a donation of high culture from the monastic Memorabilia of Christian civilization to the benighted tribes still wandering the northern Plains, migrant herdsmen who would one day be persuaded into literacy by formerly edible missionaries, already busy among them and no longer considered edible under the Treaty of the Sacred Mare between the hordes and the adjacent agrarian states.

Plains tribes that the civilized states had entered into the Agreement of the Holy Scourge concerning the disputed lands, and would hereafter wreak stern vengeance on the nomadic peoples and bandit groups for any further raiding activities.

The various races had made war upon one another for ages, and the three higher types had easily bested the green savages of the water places of the world, but now that the receding seas necessitated constant abandonment of their fortified cities and forced upon them a more or less nomadic life in which they became separated into smaller communities they soon fell prey to the fierce hordes of green men.

There was friction between the hordes, made worse by Nomadic outlaws who had departed from the matrilineal system and attracted young runaways from the conquered Jackrabbit south of the Nady Ann.

In prehistoric times, the tribal and nomadic people of the Mediterranean basin overcut and overgrazed the land so severely that the scars of the resulting erosion can still be seen.

While many indigenous societies have a great reverence for nature, there are also both non-Western and Western peasant and nomadic cultures that have overgrazed and overcultivated land, decimated forests, and, where population pressures have been severe, killed off animals needlessly and indifferently.

As major replastering was obviously required, I packed my stuff again in nomadic boxes and drove them to the office, storing them in the leg-room under my desk.

Nomadic, but not a horse culture like the Scrow, this Vinkus tribe was fleet of foot and economical of domestic impedimenta, needing only a few pack animals to carry their belongings.

The Scotchman was glad of the chance of gleaning some information about his shipwrecked countryman, while the Patagonian hardly cared to encounter the nomadic Indians of the prairie, knowing their bandit propensities.

Her Royal Highness Bronwyn Amber-wine Magdalena Rowan, Crown Princess of Argonia, Prince Jacopo Worthyman, scion of a nomadic subculture and in indirect line for the throne of Ablemarle, and the Honorable Lady Carole Maud Songsmith Brown, daughter of Magdalene, Honorary Princess of Argonia, and the Earl of Wormroost.

The new transversal mobility of disciplined labor power is significant because it indicates a real and powerful search for freedom and the formation of new, nomadic desires that cannot be contained and controlled within the disciplinary regime.

Women in modest skirts or slightly unflattering pantsuits, like Jesse Simons, the Deconstructionist, who argued that doping the water supply was embracing the nomadic sign system of Albertine, which of course represented not some empirical astrophysical event, but, rather, a symbolic reaction to the crisis of instability caused by American Imperialism.

Or perhaps with her Kabyle blood, itself a brew composed of various strains, Greek, Roman, as well as Berber, were mingling some drops drawn from desert sources, which had manifested themselves physically in her dark hair, mentally in a nomadic instinct which had forbidden her to rest among the beauties of Ait Ouaguennoun, whose legendary charm she did not possess.

That the Kenites, too, were a race of metal-workers is quite uncertain, although even at the present day the smiths in Arabia form a distinct nomadic class.