Crossword clues for nod
- Drift off
- Silent "yes"
- Anagram of the letters O-N-D
- Succumb to drowsiness
- Oscar nomination, informally
- Zone, so to speak
- Gesture that might be made with a wink
- "Ain't gonna happen!"
- A sign of assent or salutation or command
- Where stained Cain lived
- Grow sleepy
- A pal of Wynken
- Where Cain settled
- Land in Genesis
- Land east of Eden
- Drop off
- Assenting sign
- Be inattentive
- Silent approval
- Nap or err
- Silent greeting
- Show fatigue
- De la Mare poem
- Land of ___
- Make an error
- Show approval
- Cain's land
- Wynken pal
- Listener's gesture
- Nonverbal affirmation
- Agree wordlessly
- Acknowledge silently
- One of Wynken's pals
- One of Wynken's shipmates
- Place east of Eden
- High sign
- Show agreement
- Gently bob
- Become drowsy
- Indicate approval
- Why isn't one done?
- Third of Field's trio
- Affirmative gesture
- Be off guard
- Sleepy land
- Greeting gesture
- Biblical land
- React to boredom
- Head movement
- Give a high sign
- It's east of Eden
- Doze a bit
- Signify assent
- Land of ___ (sleep)
- Where Cain went after killing Abel
- Give the ___ to (approve)
- Gesture of approval
- Signify yes
- Blynken pal
- Head signal
- Grow drowsy
- Quick approval
- Affirmative action
- Wynken, BIynken and _____
- O.K. sign, maybe
- Agree, visibly
- Signal at Sotheby's
- Doze (off)
- Visual O.K.
- Land to which Cain fled
- Dream land
- Tacit assent
- Up-and-down motion
- Go-ahead, maybe
- "Yes" signal
- O.K. sign
- Silent assent
- Silent O.K.
- Positive sign
- O.K., say
- Silent agreement
- Silent go-ahead
- Approval of sorts
- Green-light indicator
- Get sleepy-eyed
- Auction assent
- Affirmative action?
- Common consent
- Wordless response
- Give the go-ahead
- Silent acknowledgment
- "Uh-huh" equivalent
- Wink's partner
- Sign of approval
- Tacit approval
- Go-ahead sign
- Indication of a green light
- Go-ahead signal
- Auction motion
- Signal at Christie's
- Subtle auction bid indicator
- Make a slip
- Silent signal
- St. Nicholas gives one in "A Visit From St. Nicholas"
- Betray inattention
- Listener's approval
- Signal of comprehension
- Sleep precursor
- Signal agreement
- Sign of assent
- Make a little mistake
- Bobblehead movement
- Whither Cain fled
- Save one's breath, maybe?
- Discreet signal
- Signal approval
- Pitch-selecting gesture
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nod \Nod\ (n[o^]d), n.
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.
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.
Nations obey my word and wait my nod.
The land of Nod, sleep.
Nod \Nod\ (n[o^]d), v. i. [OE. nodden; cf. OHG. kn[=o]t[=o]n, genuot[=o]n, to shake, and E. nudge.]
To bend or incline the upper part, with a quick motion; as, nodding plumes.
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.
To be careless or inattentive; to make a mistake from lack of attention.
Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream.
To be drowsy or dull; to doze off, especially while in a sitting position; as, half the class nodded while the professor droned on.
Nod \Nod\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nodded; p. pr. & vb. n. Nodding.]
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.
To signify by a nod; as, to nod approbation.
To cause to bend. [Poetic]
By every wind that nods the mountain pine.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to quickly bow the head," late 14c., of unknown origin, probably an Old English word, but not recorded; perhaps related to Old High German hnoton "to shake," from Proto-Germanic *hnudan. Meaning "to drift in and out of consciousness while on drugs" is attested from 1968. Related: Nodded; nodding. A nodding acquaintance (1711) is one you know just well enough to greet with a nod.
mid-15c., from nod (v.). Land of Nod "sleep" is a pun on the biblical place name (Gen. iv:16).
n. 1 An instance of moving one's head as described above. 2 A reference or allusion to something. vb. 1 (context transitive and intransitive English) To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement. 2 (context transitive and intransitive English) To sway, move up and down. 3 (context intransitive English) To gradually fall asleep. 4 (context intransitive English) To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired 5 (context intransitive soccer English) To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
v. express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"
let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair"
sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze"
be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
NOD, Nod, or nod may refer to:
- Nod (gesture), a head gesture.
- Nod, a fictional character from the poem " Wynken, Blynken, and Nod"
- Nod factor (nodulation factor), signaling molecules produced by rhizobia during the initiation of nodules on the root of legumes
- Nation of Domination, a former stable in the World Wrestling Federation
- Network of Disclosure, a group of comic book dealers and collectors who have pledged to disclose any form of restoration or enhancement on a comic book transferred to another party through sale, trade or gift
- Night observation device or night vision device
- Night of Decadence, a campus party at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA
- NOD mice (non-obese diabetic mice), a strain of mice genetically prone to develop diabetes
- NOD1 and NOD2, the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain receptors, components of the innate immune system
- NOD32, a software antivirus application from ESET software
- Notice of default, a notice given to a borrower regarding failure to pay debt
- Brotherhood of Nod, a fictional military organization in the Command & Conquer computer game series
- Nintendo optical disc, a type of media used by the Nintendo GameCube and Wii
- Nod, the original name of former Atlanta-based power pop band Raves
- Notice of Decision, a formal notice provided in response to a formal request, such as to a government entity.
- Nod, a novel from Canadian author Adrian Barnes, nominated for the 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award
- NOD, abbreviation for Национально-освободительное движение (National Liberation Movement), term for right-wing nationalist organisations in Russia
Usage examples of "nod".
The musty auditorium was a dimly lit torture chamber, filled with the droning dull voice punctuated by the sharp screams of the electrified, the sea of nodding heads abob here and there with painfully leaping figures.
Arums and acanthus and ivy filled every hollow, roses nodded from over every gate, while a carpet of violets and cyclamen and primroses stretched over the fields and freighted every wandering wind with fragrance.
Granny Aching had nodded to the men, who grabbed the sheep and dragged it back into the barn.
He nodded toward the hills above the Achor Marshes on the shores of the sea of Gerizim.
The Eagle glanced up as Sanglant walked up and nodded, acknowledging him.
The ivy-leaved variety is found in England, with nodding fresh-coloured blossoms, and a brown intensely acrid root.
I gave an admonitory nod to the girls and walked off, trying to keep my gait steady as I knew their eyes were on me.
Gian nodded, the motion sent that front flipped curl into an adorable jiggle off the sides of his thick auburn brows.
As the Afanc approached, hanging its head in embarrassment, he schooled his features to sobriety and nodded in greeting to the gigantic lake-dweller.
The old lady was still at her desk, and she nodded affably to Campion as he appeared.
The youth nodded a greeting and Ager returned the favor, noting there were plenty of vacant tables around.
Giving them a polite nod, Alec tried to hurry past but one caught the edge of his cloak and yanked him roughly into their midst.
Looking rather less than reassured by this advice, Alec nodded gamely and followed him up the stairs to the second level of the house.
Wethis was busy setting out the meal on a round table at the center of the room and nodded pleasantly to Alec as they entered.
Giving the man a curt nod, Alec stole a glance over his shoulder, looking for his horse.