Itinerant vs Nomad - What's the difference?

itinerant | nomad |


As nouns the difference between itinerant and nomad

is that itinerant is one who travels from place to place while nomad is a member of a group of people who, having no fixed home, move around seasonally in search of food, water and grazing etc.

As an adjective itinerant

is habitually travelling from place to place.

itinerant

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Habitually travelling from place to place.
  • an itinerant preacher or peddler
  • * Blackstone
  • The king's own courts were then itinerant , being kept in the king's palace, and removing with his household in those royal progresses which he continually made.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who travels from place to place.
  • (Ireland) a member of the Travelling Community, whether settled or not.
  • nomad

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia nomad) (en noun)
  • A member of a group of people who, having no fixed home, move around seasonally in search of food, water and grazing etc.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads , wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.}}
  • A wanderer.
  • Derived terms

    * grey nomad * nomade * nomadic * nomadism

    Anagrams

    * * ---- ==Serbo-Croatian==

    Noun

  • Declension

    {{sh-decl-noun , nòm?d, nomadi , nomáda, nomada , nomadu, nomadima , nomada, nomade , nomade, nomadi , nomadu, nomadima , nomadom, nomadima }}