Nod meaning

nŏd
Nod is defined as to quickly raise and lower the head, usually for showing agreement or tiredness.

An example of to nod is to agree with someone by a movement of the head.

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To let the head fall forward when sleepy.
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To lower and raise the head quickly, as in agreement or acknowledgment.
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To lower and raise (the head) quickly in agreement or acknowledgment.
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To express by lowering and raising the head.

Nod one's agreement.

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To summon, guide, or send by nodding the head.

She nodded us into the room.

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A forward or up-and-down movement of the head, usually expressive of drowsiness or agreement.

A nod of affirmation.

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An indication of approval or assent.

The contestant got the nod from the judges.

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To bend the head forward slightly and raise it again quickly, as a sign of greeting, command, acknowledgment, invitation, or, specif., of agreement or assent.
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To let the head fall forward involuntarily because of drowsiness; be very sleepy.
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The definition of a nod is an up and down movement of the head, usually to show agreement or tiredness.

An example of a nod is a dropping forth of the head when almost falling asleep in class.

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To be inattentive or careless; make a slip.
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To sway back and forth or up and down, or to hang down, as the tops of trees.
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(slang) To be under the influence of a drug, as heroin.
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To bend (the head) forward slightly and raise it again quickly.
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To signify (assent, approval, agreement, etc.) by doing this.
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To invite or dismiss by a nod.
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A nodding, as of the head, treetops, etc.
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A sign of affirmation, assent, favorable decision, etc.

To give or get the nod.

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(law) Notice Of Disagreement; filed by an appellant in response to a denial of veteran's benefits in United States law.
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To be careless or momentarily inattentive as if sleepy; lapse.

Even Homer nods.

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To sway, move up and down, or droop, as flowers in the wind.
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(informal) A nomination for an award.
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nod off
  • to fall asleep, esp. when sitting up
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nod out
  • to become unconscious from the effects of a drug
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of nod

  • Middle English nodden perhaps akin to Middle High German notten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition