Definitions for: Nod

[n] the act of nodding the head
[n] a sign of assent or salutation or command
[v] be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
[v] let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair"
[v] lower and raise the head, so as to indicate assent
[v] express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
[v] sway gently back and forth, as of flowers or tress in the wind

Webster (1913) Definition: Nod, v. i. [OE. nodden; cf. OHG. kn?t?n, genuot?n, to
shake, and E. nudge.]
1. To bend or incline the upper part, with a quick motion;
as, nodding plumes.

2. To incline the head with a quick motion; to make a slight
bow; to make a motion of assent, of salutation, or of
drowsiness, with the head; as, to nod at one.

3. To be drowsy or dull; to be careless.

Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream. --Pope.

Nod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nodded; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To incline or bend, as the head or top; to make a motion
of assent, of salutation, or of drowsiness with; as, to
nod the head.

2. To signify by a nod; as, to nod approbation.

3. To cause to bend. [Poetic]

By every wind that nods the mountain pine. --Keats.

Nod, n.
1. A dropping or bending forward of the upper oart or top of

Like a drunken sailor on a mast, Ready with every
nod to tumble down. --Shak.

2. A quick or slight downward or forward motion of the head,
in assent, in familiar salutation, in drowsiness, or in
giving a signal, or a command.

A look or a nod only ought to correct them [the
children] when they do amiss. --Locke.

Nations obey my word and wait my nod. --Prior.

The land of Nod, sleep.

Synonyms: sway

See Also: communicate, drowse, gesticulate, gesture, gesture, inclination, inclining, intercommunicate, motion, motion, move, nutation

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