Definitions for NODnɒd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nodnɒd(v.; n.)nod•ded, nod•ding
(v.i.)to make a slight, quick inclination of the head, as in assent, greeting, or command.
to let the head fall forward with a sudden, involuntary movement when sleepy.
to become careless, inattentive, or listless; make a mistake through lack of attention.
(of trees, flowers, plumes, etc.) to droop, bend, or incline with a swaying motion.
(v.t.)to bend (the head) in a short, quick downward movement, as of assent or greeting.
to express by such a movement of the head:
to nod one's agreement.
to summon, bring, or send by a nod of the head:
nodded us to follow him.
nod off,to fall asleep, esp. unintentionally.
Category: Verb Phrase
nod out,Slang. to fall asleep, esp. owing to the effects of a drug.
Category: Status (usage), Verb Phrase
(n.)a short, quick inclination of the head, as in assent, greeting, command, or drowsiness.
a brief period of sleep; nap.
a bending or swaying movement.
Idioms for nod:
give the nod to,to express approval of; agree to.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of nod:
1350–1400; ME nodde
the land east of Eden where Cain went to dwell. Gen. 4:16.
Ref: land of Nod.
a sign of assent or salutation or command
the act of nodding the head
express or signify by nodding
"He nodded his approval"
lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation
"The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"
let the head fall forward through drowsiness
"The old man was nodding in his chair"
sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion
"the flowers were nodding in the breeze"
be almost asleep
"The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to move your head up and then down, especially to agree or give a signal
If I don't understand, I usually just nod and smile politely.; He nodded toward the exit to tell me we should leave.
An instance of moving one's head as described above.
To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
to sway, move up and down
To gradually fall asleep.
To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired
Even Homer nods.
To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
to bend or incline the upper part, with a quick motion; as, nodding plumes
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
to be drowsy or dull; to be careless
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
to signify by a nod; as, to nod approbation
to cause to bend
a dropping or bending forward of the upper oart or top of anything
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
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'NOD' in Verbs Frequency: #342
Translations for NOD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make a quick forward and downward movement of the head to show agreement, as a greeting etc
I asked him if he agreed and he nodded (his head); He nodded to the man as he passed him in the street.
- يَهُزُّ بِرأسِهArabic
- acenar com a cabeçaPortuguese (BR)
- saludar con la cabeza, asentirSpanish
- تکاندادن سر بعلامت توافقFarsi
- faire un signe de (la) têteFrench
- לְהָנִיד רֹאשHebrew
- सिर हिलानाHindi
- kimnuti, dati migCroatian
- kinka kolliIcelandic
- (fare un cenno col capo)Italian
- linktelėti, linksėtiLithuanian
- (sveicinot, piekrītot) pamāt ar galvuLatvian
- skinąć głowąPolish
- تکاندادن سر بعلامت توافقPersian
- د مثبت ځواب دپاره سر خوځولPashto
- baixar a cabeçaPortuguese
- aîncuviinţa din cap, a face semn cu capulRomanian
- prikývnuť, zakývaťSlovak
- klimati glavomSerbian
- başını eğerek tasdik etmekTurkish
- 點頭(表示同意或打招呼等)Chinese (Trad.)
- кивати головоюUkrainian
- اثبات ميں سر ہلاناUrdu
- gật đầuVietnamese
- 点头（表示同意或打招呼等）Chinese (Simp.)
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