Dictionary: NO'MAD-IZE – NOM'IN-A-TOR

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NO'MAD-IZE, v.i.

To wander with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage; to subsist by the grazing of herds on herbage of natural growth. The Vogules nomadize chiefly about the rivers Irtish, Oby, Kama and Volga. Tooke.


Leading a pastoral life and wandering or removing from place to place for the sake of finding pasture.

NO'MAN-CY, n. [Gr. ονομα, L. nomen, name, and μαντεια, divination.]

The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by the letters which form their names. Dict.

NOM'BLES, n. [Fr.]

The entrails of a deer. Johnson.

NOM'BRIL, n. [Fr. the navel.]

The center of an escutcheon. Cyc.

NOME, n. [Gr. νομος.]

  1. A province or tract of country; an Egyptian government or division. Maurice.
  2. In the ancient Greek music, any melody determined by inviolable rules. Cyc.
  3. [L. nomen.] In algebra, a quantity with a sign prefixed or added to it, by which it is connected with another quantity, upon which the whole becomes a binomial, trinomial, and the like. Cyc.
  4. [Gr. νεμω, to eat.] In surgery, a phagedenic ulcer, or species of herpes.

NO'MEN-CLA-TOR, n. [L.; Fr. nomenclateur; L. nomen, name, and calo, Gr. καλεω, to call.]

  1. A person who calls things or persons by their names. In Rome, candidates for office were attended each by a nomenclator, who informed the candidate of the names of the persons they met, and whose votes they wished to solicit. Cyc.
  2. In modern usage, a person who gives names to things, or who settles and adjusts the names of things in any art or science.


A female nomenclator. Addison.


Pertaining or according to a nomenclature. Barton.

NO'MEN-CLA-TURE, n. [L. nomenclatura. See Nomenclator.]

  1. A list or catalogue of the more usual and important words in a language, with their significations; a vocabulary or dictionary.
  2. The names of things in any art or science, or the whole vocabulary of names or technical terms which are appropriated to any particular branch of science; as, the nomenclature of botany or of chimistry; the new nomenclature of Lavoisier and his associates.

NO'MI-AL, n. [from L. nomen, a name.]

A single name or term in mathematics.

NOM'IN-AL, a. [L. nominalis, from nomen. See Name.]

  1. Titular; existing in name only; as, a nominal distinction or difference is a difference in name and not in reality.
  2. Pertaining to a name or names; consisting in names.


The Nominalists were a sect of school philosophers, the disciples of Ocham or Occam, in the 14th century, who maintained that words and not things are the object of dialectics. They were the founders of the university of Leipsic. Encyc.


The principles of the Nominalists. [Brown. 1841]


To convert into a noun. [Not in use and ill formed.]

NOM'IN-AL-LY, adv.

By name or in name only.

NOM'IN-ATE, v.t. [L. nomino, from nomen, name. See Name.]

  1. To name; to mention by name. Wotton.
  2. To call; to entitle; to denominate. Spenser.
  3. To name or designate by name for an office or place; to appoint; as, to nominate an heir or an executor. Locke.
  4. Usually, to name for an election, choice or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the name of a person as a candidate for an office or place. This is the principal use of the word in the United States; as in a public assembly, where men are to be selected and chosen to office, any member of the assembly or meeting nominates, that is, proposes to the chairman the name of a person whom he desires to have elected.


Named; mentioned by name; designated or proposed for an office or for election.


By name; particularly. Spelman.


Naming; proposing for an office or for choice by name.


  1. The act of naming or nominating; the act of proposing by name for an office.
  2. The power of nominating or appointing to office. The nomination of persons to places being a prerogative of the king. Clarendon.
  3. The state of being nominated. A. B. is in nomination for governor.


Pertaining to the name which precedes a verb, or to the first case of nouns; as, the nominative case or nominative word.


In grammar, the first case of names or nouns and of adjectives which are declinable.


In the manner of the nominative.


One that nominates.