What does NOD mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nod(noun)

    a sign of assent or salutation or command

  2. nod(verb)

    the act of nodding the head

  3. nod(verb)

    express or signify by nodding

    "He nodded his approval"

  4. nod(verb)

    lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation

    "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"

  5. nod(verb)

    let the head fall forward through drowsiness

    "The old man was nodding in his chair"

  6. nod(verb)

    sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion

    "the flowers were nodding in the breeze"

  7. nod(verb)

    be almost asleep

    "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"


  1. Nod(v. i.)

    To be drowsy or dull; to doze off, especially while in a sitting position; as, half the class nodded while the professor droned on.

  2. Origin: [OE. nodden; cf. OHG. kntn, genuotn, to shake, and E. nudge.]


  1. nod(Noun)

    An instance of moving one's head as described above.

  2. nod(Verb)

    To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.

  3. nod(Verb)

    to sway, move up and down

  4. nod(Verb)

    To gradually fall asleep.

  5. nod(Verb)

    To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired

    Even Homer nods.

  6. nod(Verb)

    To head; to strike the ball with one's head.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nod(verb)

    to bend or incline the upper part, with a quick motion; as, nodding plumes

  2. Nod(verb)

    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. Nod(verb)

    to be drowsy or dull; to be careless

  4. Nod(verb)

    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

  5. Nod(verb)

    to signify by a nod; as, to nod approbation

  6. Nod(verb)

    to cause to bend

  7. Nod(noun)

    a dropping or bending forward of the upper oart or top of anything

  8. Nod(noun)

    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

  9. Origin: [OE. nodden; cf. OHG. kntn, genuotn, to shake, and E. nudge.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nod

    nod, v.i. to give a quick forward motion of the head: to bend the head in assent: to salute by a quick motion of the head: to let the head drop in weariness.—v.t. to incline: to signify by a nod:—pr.p. nod′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. nod′ded.n. a bending forward of the head quickly: a slight bow: a command.—ns. Nod′der; Nod′ding.—adj. inclining the head quickly: indicating by a nod: acknowledged by a nod merely, as a nodding acquaintance: (bot.) having the flower looking downwards.—Land of Nod, the state of sleep. [M. E. nodden, not in A.S.; but cf. Old High Ger. hnōton, to shake, prov. Ger. notteln, to wag.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOD' in Verbs Frequency: #342

Anagrams for NOD »

  1. don, Don, don'


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NOD in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NOD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Angel Figueredo:

    He gave me a threatening nod of the head, but he didn't stop me or talk to us.

  2. Jene Luciani:

    People expect it from the Royals, they rely heavily on tradition, but as you ’ll see, they ’ll always have a nod to each other without head-to-toe matching.

  3. Andreas Park:

    I think this move pre-empts regulation, or a cap on fees as it were, I think this is also a nod toward brokers who are not very happy about having to pay high taker fees.

  4. Stephane Ekolo:

    This agreement needs the nod from other OPEC and non OPEC nations, which seems unlikely, therefore market participants turned again cautious and risk-off sentiment is back on again.

  5. Jonathan Swift:

    Nor do they trust their tongue alone, but speak a language of their own; can read a nod, a shrug, a look, far better than a printed book; convey a libel in a frown, and wink a reputation down.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • assentir amb el cap, fer que sí amb el cap, capejar, capejadaCatalan, Valencian
  • klímat, přikývnoutCzech
  • Kopfnicken, nicken, einnickenGerman
  • νεύμαGreek
  • ekdormadi, dormeti, kapjeso, kapjesi, ekdormetiEsperanto
  • cabecear, asentir con la cabeza, cabezadaSpanish
  • nyökäyttää, nyökätä, nyökkäys, nuokkua, nyökyttääFinnish
  • hocher, dodeliner la têteFrench
  • gnogadh cinn, cromScottish Gaelic
  • הרכיןHebrew
  • bólintás, biccent, bólint, bóbiskol, biccentésHungarian
  • [[að]] [[kinka]] [[kolli]], [[að]] [[sofna]]Icelandic
  • cenno, scuotere la testa, cennare, scuotere, cadere in catalessi, annuire, accennare, appisolarsi, addormentarsiItalian
  • 頷くJapanese
  • nutusLatin
  • дреме, клима, задремуваMacedonian
  • knikkebollen, knik, knikkenDutch
  • nikk, nikkeNorwegian
  • cabecear, aceno, acenar, assentirPortuguese
  • a da din cap, dormitaRomanian
  • кивок, кивнуть, кивать, клевать носомRussian
  • nick, nickaSwedish
  • விருதினைTamil

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