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Meaning of NOD

Pronunciation:  nâd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of nodding the head
  2. [n]  a sign of assent or salutation or command
  3. [v]  be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
  4. [v]  let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair"
  5. [v]  lower and raise the head, so as to indicate assent
  6. [v]  express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
  7. [v]  sway gently back and forth, as of flowers or tress in the wind

NOD is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: sway
 See Also: communicate, drowse, gesticulate, gesture, gesture, inclination, inclining, intercommunicate, motion, motion, move, nutation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nod\, v. i. [OE. nodden; cf. OHG. kn?t?n, genuot?n, to
    shake, and E. nudge.]
    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 drowsy or dull; to be careless.
             Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream. --Pope.
  2. \Nod\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nodded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  3. \Nod\, n.
    1. A dropping or bending forward of the upper oart or top of
             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.
             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.
Easton Bible Dictionary

exile; wandering; unrest, a name given to the country to which Cain fled (Gen.4:16). It lay on the east of Eden.

 Definition:  vagabond; fugitive
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