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Meaning of nod

nod

Pronunciation: (nod), [key]
— v., n. nod•ded, nod•ding,
—v.i.
  1. to make a slight, quick downward bending forward of the head, as in assent, greeting, or command.
  2. to let the head fall slightly forward with a sudden, involuntary movement when sleepy.
  3. to doze, esp. in a sitting position: The speaker was so boring that half the audience was nodding.
  4. to become careless, inattentive, or listless; make an error or mistake through lack of attention.
  5. (of trees, flowers, plumes, etc.) to droop, bend, or incline with a swaying motion.
—v.t.
  1. to bend (the head) in a short, quick downward movement, as of assent or greeting.
  2. to express or signify by such a movement of the head: to nod approval; to nod agreement.
  3. to summon, bring, or send by a nod of the head.
  4. to cause (something) to lean or sway; incline.
  5. to fall asleep or doze, esp. in a sitting position: He was reprimanded for nodding off in class.
  6. to fall asleep owing to the effects of a dose of a narcotic analgesic drug.
—n.
  1. a short, quick downward bending forward of the head, as in assent, greeting, or command or because of drowsiness.
  2. a brief period of sleep; nap.
  3. a bending or swaying movement.
  4. to express approval of; agree to: The board gave the nod to the new proposal.
    1. Brit. Slang.on credit.
    2. Slang.drowsy following a dose of a narcotic drug.

Nod

Pronunciation: (nod), [key]
— n.
  1. the land east of Eden where Cain went to dwell. Gen. 4:16.
  2. See
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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