Nomade Nom"ade noun [ French] See Nomad , noun
Nomadian No·ma"di·an noun A nomad. [ R.]
Nomadic No·mad"ic adjective [ Greek .... 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 adverb
Nomadism Nom"ad·ism noun The state of being a nomad.
Nomadize Nom"ad·ize intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Nomadized
; present participle & verbal noun Nomadizing
.] To lead the life of a nomad; to wander with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage.
The Vogules nomadize chiefly about the Rivers Irtish, Obi, Kama, and Volga. W. Tooke.
Nomancy No"man·cy noun [ Confer French nomancie , nomance , abbrev. from onomancie . See Onomancy .] The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by the letters which form their names.
Nomarch Nom"arch noun [ Greek ... a district + -arch .] The chief magistrate of a nome or nomarchy.
Nomarchy Nom"arch·y noun
; plural Nomarchies A province or territorial division of a kingdom, under the rule of a nomarch, as in modern Greece; a nome.
Nombles Nom"bles noun plural [ French nombles , from Latin lumbulus , dim. of lumbus a loin. Confer Numbles , Umbles , Humbles .] The entrails of a deer; the umbles. [ Written also numbles .] Johnson.
Nombril Nom"bril noun [ French nombril , for Old French lombril , i. e., ombril , with the article, a dim. from Latin umbilicus the navel. See Navel .] (Her.) A point halfway between the fess point and the middle base point of an escutcheon; -- called also navel point . See Escutcheon .
Nome Nome noun [ Greek ..., from ... to deal out, distribute.] 1. A province or political division, as of modern Greece or ancient Egypt; a nomarchy. 2. Any melody determined by inviolable rules. [ Obsolete]
Nome Nome noun [ Confer Binomial .] (Alg.) [ Obsolete] See Term .
Nome, Nomen Nome, No"men obsolete past participle of Nim . Chaucer.
Nomenclator No"men·cla`tor noun [ Latin , from nomen name + calare to call. See Name , and Calendar .] 1. One who calls persons or things by their names. » In Rome, candidates for office were attended each by a nomenclator , who informed the candidate of the names of the persons whom they met and whose votes it was desirable to solicit. 2. One who gives names to things, or who settles and adjusts the nomenclature of any art or science; also, a list or vocabulary of technical names.
Nomenclatress No"men·cla`tress noun A female nomenclator.
Nomenclatural No`men·cla"tur·al adjective Pertaining or according to a nomenclature.
Nomenclature No"men·cla`ture noun [ Latin nomenclatura : confer French nomenclature . See Nomenclator .] 1. A name. [ Obsolete] Bacon. 2. A vocabulary, dictionary, or glossary. [ R.] 3. The technical names used in any particular branch of science or art, or by any school or individual; as, the nomenclature of botany or of chemistry; the nomenclature of Lavoisier and his associates.
Nomial No"mi·al noun [ Confer Binomial .] (Alg.) A name or term.
Nomic Nom"ic adjective [ Greek ..., from ... a law, custom.] Customary; ordinary; -- applied to the usual English spelling, in distinction from strictly phonetic methods. H Sweet. -- noun Nomic spelling. A. J. Ellis.
Nominal Nom"i·nal adjective [ Latin nominalis , from nomen , nominis , name. See Name .] 1. Of or pertaining to a name or names; having to do with the literal meaning of a word; verbal; as, a nominal definition. Bp. Pearson. 2. Existing in name only; not real; as, a nominal difference. " Nominal attendance on lectures." Macaulay.
Nominal Nom"i·nal noun 1. A nominalist.
[ Obsolete] Camden. 2. (Gram.) A verb formed from a noun. 3. A name; an appellation.
A is the nominal of the sixth note in the natural diatonic scale. Moore (Encyc. of Music. )
Nominalism Nom"i·nal·ism noun The principles or philosophy of the Nominalists.
Nominalist Nom"i·nal·ist noun (Metaph.) One of a sect of philosophers in the Middle Ages, who adopted the opinion of Roscelin, that general conceptions, or universals, exist in name only. Reid.
Nominalistic Nom`i·nal·is"tic adjective Of or pertaining to the Nominalists.
Nominalize Nom"i·nal·ize transitive verb To convert into a noun. [ Obsolete]
Nominally Nom"i·nal·ly adverb In a nominal manner; by name; in name only; not in reality. Burke.
Nominate Nom"i·nate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Nominated
; present participle & verbal noun Nominating
.] [ Latin nominatus
, past participle of nominare
to nominate, from nomen
name. See Name
.] 1. To mention by name; to name.
To nominate them all, it is impossible. Shak. 2. To call; to entitle; to denominate.
[ Obsolete] Spenser. 3. To set down in express terms; to state.
Is it so noiminated in the bond? Shak. 4. To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to appoint; esp., to name as a candidate for an election, choice, or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the name of, as a candidate for an office or place.
Nominately Nom"i·nate·ly adverb By name; particularly; namely. [ Obsolete] Spelman.
Nomination Nom`i·na"tion noun
[ Latin nominatio
: confer French nomination
.] 1. The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated.
The nomination of persons to places being . . . a flower of his crown, he would reserve to himself. Clarendon. 2. The denomination, or name.
[ Obsolete] Bp. Pearson.
Nominatival Nom`i·na·ti"val adjective (Gram.) Of or pertaining to the nominative case.
Nominative Nom"i·na·tive adjective [ Latin nominativus belonging to a name, nominative.] (Gram.) Giving a name; naming; designating; -- said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb. -- noun The nominative case.
Nominatively Nom"i·na·tive·ly adverb In the manner of a nominative; as a nominative.
Nominator Nom"i·na`tor noun [ Latin ] One who nominates.
Nominee Nom`i·nee" noun [ See Nominate , and -ee .] A person named, or designated, by another, to any office, duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for office or for election to office.
Nominor Nom"i·nor` noun [ See Nominate , and -or .] A nominator. [ Obsolete] Bentham.
Nomocracy No·moc"ra·cy noun [ Greek ... law + -cracy , as in demo cracy .] Government in accordance with a system of law. Milman.
Nomography No·mog"ra·phy noun [ Greek ...; ... law + ... to write.] A treatise on laws; an exposition of the form proper for laws.
Nomology No·mol"o·gy noun [ Greek ... law + - logy .] 1. The science of law; legislation. 2. The science of the laws of the mind; rational psychology. Sir W. Hamilton.
Nomopelmous Nom`o·pel"mous adjective [ Greek ... law, custom + ... sole of the foot.] (Zoology) Having a separate and simple tendon to flex the first toe, or hallux, as do passerine birds.
Nomothete Nom"o·thete noun [ Greek ...; ... + ... to assign: confer French nomothète .] A lawgiver. [ R.]
Nomothetic, Nomothetical Nom`o·thet"ic, Nom`o·thet"ic·al adjective [ Greek ....] Legislative; enacting laws; as, a nomothetical power. [ R.] Bp. Barlow.
Non Non adjective No; not. See No , adjective Chaucer.
Non assumpsit Non` as·sump"sit [ Latin , he did not undertake.] (Law) The general plea or denial in an action of assumpsit.
Non compos Non com"pos Non com"pos men"tis [ Latin ] Not of sound mind; not having the regular use of reason; hence, also, as a noun, an idiot; a lunatic; one devoid of reason, either by nature or from accident.
Non est factum Non` est` fac"tum [ Law Latin it is not (his) deed.] (Law) The plea of the general issue in an action of debt on bond.
Non est inventus Non` est` in·ven"tus [ Latin , he is not found.] (Law) The return of a sheriff on a writ, when the defendant is not found in his county. Bouvier.
Non liquet Non` li"quet [ Latin ] It is not clear; -- a verdict given by a jury when a matter is to be deferred to another day of trial.
Non obstante Non` ob·stan"te
[ Latin ] 1. Notwithstanding; in opposition to, or in spite of, what has been stated, or is to be stated or admitted. 2. (Law) A clause in old English statutes and letters patent, importing a license from the crown to do a thing notwithstanding any statute to the contrary. This dispensing power was abolished by the Bill of Rights.
In this very reign [ Henry III.] the practice of dispensing with statutes by a non obstante was introduced. Hallam.
Non pros. Non" pros.` An abbreviation of Non prosequitur .
Non prosequitur Non" pro·seq"ui·tur [ Latin he does not prosecute.] (Law) A judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit where he does not appear to prosecute. See Nolle prosequi .