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.
Nod·ding a. Curved so that the apex hangs down; having the top bent downward.
adj : having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding
daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping
willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant
flowers" [syn: cernuous, drooping, pendulous]
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]