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Nod \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.


vb. (en-pastnod)

  1. n. a sign of assent or salutation or command

  2. the act of nodding the head

  3. [also: nodding, nodded]

  1. v. 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"

  6. [also: nodding, nodded]


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