Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “nomad”

See all translations

nomad

noun [C] uk   /ˈnəʊ.mæd/ us    /ˈnoʊ-/
a member of a group of people who move from one place to another rather than living in one place all of the time: a tribe of Somalian desert nomads
nomadic
adjective uk   /nəʊˈmæd.ɪk/ us    /noʊ-/
nomadic people/herdsmen a nomadic life/existence
Translations of “nomad”
in Spanish nómada…
in French nomade…
in German der Nomade/die Nomadin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遊牧部落中的一員…
in Russian кочевник…
in Turkish göçebe, göçer, bedevî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 游牧部落中的一员…
in Polish nomada, koczownik…
(Definition of nomad from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nomad?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “nomad” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More