Associations to the word «Nod»


NOD, verb. (transitive and intransitive) To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
NOD, verb. (transitive and intransitive) To sway, move up and down.
NOD, verb. (intransitive) To gradually fall asleep.
NOD, verb. (intransitive) To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired
NOD, verb. (intransitive) (soccer) To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
NOD, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To allude to something.
NOD, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.
NOD, noun. An instance of moving one's head as described above.
NOD, noun. A reference or allusion to something.
NOD OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To fall asleep, especially while in a seated position or in inappropriate circumstances.
NOD THROUGH, verb. (transitive) to listen to, or endure something, nodding in agreement without making comment.

Dictionary definition

NOD, noun. A sign of assent or salutation or command.
NOD, noun. The act of nodding the head.
NOD, verb. Express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval".
NOD, verb. Lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer".
NOD, verb. Let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair".
NOD, verb. Sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze".
NOD, verb. Be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats