Nod v. i.
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 careless or inattentive; to make a mistake from lack of attention.
Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream. --Pope.
Nod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nodded p. pr. & vb. n. Nodding.]
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.
1. A dropping or bending forward of the upper part or top of anything.
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; as, a nod of approval.
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.
n 1: a sign of assent or salutation or command
2: the act of nodding the head
v 1: express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
2: lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement
or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave
the right answer"
3: let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man
was nodding in his chair"
4: sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion; "the
flowers were nodding in the breeze"
5: be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
[also: nodding, nodded]
exile; wandering; unrest, a name given to the country to which
Cain fled (Gen.4:16). It lay on the east of Eden.
Nod, vagabond; fugitive