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Dictionary Definition

nod

Noun

1 a sign of assent or salutation or command
2 the act of nodding the head

Verb

1 express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
2 lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"
3 let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair"
4 sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze"
5 be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace" [also: nodding, nodded]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

uncertain originhttp://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=nod

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. Incline the head up and down, to indicate agreement.
  2. To gradually fall asleep.

Related terms

Translations

move head
  • Finnish: nyökätä
  • French: dodeliner de la tete, hocher
  • Icelandic: að kinka kolli
To gradually fall asleep

Noun

  1. an instance of moving one's head as described above

Translations

an instance of moving one's head as described above

Kurdish

Number

nod

Romanian

Etymology

Latin nodus

Noun

nod f and m

Extensive Definition

NOD may refer to:
nod in Esperanto: NOD
nod in Italian: NOD
nod in Dutch: Nod

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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