Nomad vs Sedentary - What's the difference?

nomad | sedentary |

As adjectives the difference between nomad and sedentary

is that nomad is nomadic while sedentary is not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity.

As a noun nomad

is nomad.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(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


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


  • Declension

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




    (en adjective)
  • Not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity.
  • The oyster is a sedentary''' mollusk; the barnacles are '''sedentary crustaceans.
  • Not moving much; sitting around.
  • * Bishop Warburton
  • Sedentary , scholastic sophists.
  • * Beaconsfield
  • Any education that confined itself to sedentary pursuits was essentially imperfect.
  • (obsolete) inactive; motionless; sluggish; tranquil
  • * Milton
  • The sedentary earth.
  • * Spectator
  • The soul, considered abstractly from its passions, is of a remiss, sedentary nature.
  • (obsolete) Caused by long sitting.
  • * Milton
  • Sedentary numbness.


    * settled


    * migratory * active