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nod

 (nŏd)
v. nod·ded, nod·ding, nods
v.intr.
1. To lower and raise the head quickly, as in agreement or acknowledgment.
2. To let the head fall forward when sleepy.
3. To be careless or momentarily inattentive as if sleepy; lapse: Even Homer nods.
4. To sway, move up and down, or droop, as flowers in the wind.
v.tr.
1. To lower and raise (the head) quickly in agreement or acknowledgment.
2. To express by lowering and raising the head: nod one's agreement.
3. To summon, guide, or send by nodding the head: She nodded us into the room.
n.
1. A forward or up-and-down movement of the head, usually expressive of drowsiness or agreement: a nod of affirmation.
2. An indication of approval or assent: The contestant got the nod from the judges.
3. Informal A nomination for an award.
Phrasal Verbs:
nod off
To doze momentarily: nodded off during the lecture.
nod out Slang
To fall asleep, especially as a result of taking a drug.

[Middle English nodden; perhaps akin to Middle High German notten.]

nod′der n.

nod

(nɒd)
vb, nods, nodding or nodded
1. to lower and raise (the head) briefly, as to indicate agreement, invitation, etc
2. (tr) to express or indicate by nodding: she nodded approval.
3. (tr) to bring or direct by nodding: she nodded me towards the manager's office.
4. (intr) (of flowers, trees, etc) to sway or bend forwards and back
5. (intr) to let the head fall forward through drowsiness; be almost asleep: the old lady sat nodding by the fire.
6. (intr) to be momentarily inattentive or careless: even Homer sometimes nods.
7. nodding acquaintance a slight, casual, or superficial knowledge (of a subject or a person)
n
8. a quick down-and-up movement of the head, as in assent, command, etc: she greeted him with a nod.
9. a short sleep; nap. See also land of Nod
10. a swaying motion, as of flowers, etc, in the wind
11. on the nod informal
a. agreed, as in a committee meeting, without any formal procedure
b. (formerly) on credit
12. (Boxing) the nod boxing informal the award of a contest to a competitor on the basis of points scored
[C14 nodde, of obscure origin]
ˈnodding adj, n

nod

(nɒd)

v. nod•ded, nod•ding,
n. v.i.
1. to make a slight, quick inclination of the head, as in assent, greeting, or command.
2. to let the head fall forward with a sudden, involuntary movement when sleepy.
3. to become careless, inattentive, or listless; make a mistake through lack of attention.
4. (of trees, flowers, plumes, etc.) to droop, bend, or incline with a swaying motion.
v.t.
5. to bend (the head) in a short, quick downward movement, as of assent or greeting.
6. to express by such a movement of the head: to nod one's agreement.
7. to summon, bring, or send by a nod of the head: nodded us to follow him.
8. nod off, to fall asleep, esp. unintentionally.
9. nod out, Slang. to fall asleep, esp. owing to the effects of a drug.
n.
10. a short, quick inclination of the head, as in assent, greeting, command, or drowsiness.
11. a brief period of sleep; nap.
12. a bending or swaying movement.
Idioms:
give the nod to, to express approval of; agree to.
[1350–1400; Middle English nodde]
nod′ding•ly, adv.

Nod

(nɒd)

n.
1. the land east of Eden where Cain went to dwell. Gen. 4:16.

nod


Past participle: nodded
Gerund: nodding

Imperative
nod
nod
Present
I nod
you nod
he/she/it nods
we nod
you nod
they nod
Preterite
I nodded
you nodded
he/she/it nodded
we nodded
you nodded
they nodded
Present Continuous
I am nodding
you are nodding
he/she/it is nodding
we are nodding
you are nodding
they are nodding
Present Perfect
I have nodded
you have nodded
he/she/it has nodded
we have nodded
you have nodded
they have nodded
Past Continuous
I was nodding
you were nodding
he/she/it was nodding
we were nodding
you were nodding
they were nodding
Past Perfect
I had nodded
you had nodded
he/she/it had nodded
we had nodded
you had nodded
they had nodded
Future
I will nod
you will nod
he/she/it will nod
we will nod
you will nod
they will nod
Future Perfect
I will have nodded
you will have nodded
he/she/it will have nodded
we will have nodded
you will have nodded
they will have nodded
Future Continuous
I will be nodding
you will be nodding
he/she/it will be nodding
we will be nodding
you will be nodding
they will be nodding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nodding
you have been nodding
he/she/it has been nodding
we have been nodding
you have been nodding
they have been nodding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nodding
you will have been nodding
he/she/it will have been nodding
we will have been nodding
you will have been nodding
they will have been nodding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nodding
you had been nodding
he/she/it had been nodding
we had been nodding
you had been nodding
they had been nodding
Conditional
I would nod
you would nod
he/she/it would nod
we would nod
you would nod
they would nod
Past Conditional
I would have nodded
you would have nodded
he/she/it would have nodded
we would have nodded
you would have nodded
they would have nodded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nod - a sign of assent or salutation or command
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
2.nod - the act of nodding the head
inclining, inclination - the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
nutation - uncontrolled nodding
Verb1.nod - express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
2.nod - lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
3.nod - let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair"
4.nod - sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
5.nod - be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
drowse - be on the verge of sleeping; "The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class"

nod

verb
1. agree, concur, assent, show agreement 'Are you okay?' I asked. She nodded and smiled.
2. incline, bob, bow, duck, dip She nodded her head in understanding.
3. signal, indicate, motion, gesture He lifted his end of the canoe, nodding to me to take up mine.
4. salute, acknowledge All the girls nodded and said `Hi'.
noun
1. signal, sign, motion, gesture, indication Then, at a nod from their leader, they all sat.
2. salute, greeting, acknowledgment I gave him a quick nod of greeting and slipped into the nearest chair.
give someone the nod give the go-ahead, give the green light, give the okay, greenlight Keep him outside till I give you the nod.
nod off fall asleep, sleep, nap, doze, kip (Brit. slang), drowse, slump, droop, drop off The judge appeared to nod off while the witness was being cross-examined.

nod

verb
1. To respond affirmatively; receive with agreement or compliance:
2. To sleep for a brief period.Also used with off:
noun
1. An inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, submission, or worship:
2. The act or process of accepting:
Informal: OK.
Translations
إيماءَه، هَزَّة رأسيَحْني رأسَه، يومئُيَهُزُّ بِرأسِهيُومِئُ بِرَأسِهِ
přikývnoutklímatklimbatkývnoutkývnutí
nikkenik
nyökätänyökkäystorkkuanuokkua
kimnuti
bólintbiccentésbóbiskol
dottahöfuîhneigingkinka kolli
うなずく
머리를 끄덕이다
knapsėtilinksėtilinktelėjimaslinktelėti
galvas mājienssnaust, kūkot, snauduļot
kľuckaťprikývnuťprikývnutie
prikimati
nicka
พยักหน้า
baş sallamabaşı önüne düşmekbaşını eğerek tasdik etmekbaşıyla onaylamak
gật đầu

nod

[nɒd]
A. Ninclinación f de la cabeza
give me a nod when you want me to starthazme una señal con la cabeza cuando quieras que empiece
he gave a nod (answering yes) → asintió con la cabeza
with a nod (of the head) he answered with a nodcontestó con una inclinación de la cabeza
he agreed with a nodasintió con la cabeza
she greeted me with a nodme saludó con la cabeza
to give sth/sb the noddar luz verde a algo/algn
to go through or be accepted on the nodser aprobado sin discusión
a nod is as good as a wink (to a blind horse)a buen entendedor (pocas palabras bastan)
the Land of Nodel país de los sueños
B. VT
1.
to nod (one's) agreementasentir con la cabeza
to nod (one's) approvalhacer un gesto or una señal de aprobación con la cabeza
he nodded a greetingnos saludó con la cabeza
she nodded her headinclinó la cabeza; (saying yes) → asintió con la cabeza
he was nodding his head in time to the musicmovía la cabeza al son de la música
the porter nodded us throughel conserje nos hizo una señal con la cabeza para que pasáramos
2. (Sport) [+ ball] → cabecear
C. VI
1. (= move one's head) → inclinar la cabeza; (in agreement) → asentir con la cabeza
she said nothing but simply noddedno dijo nada, se limitó a hacer una inclinación de cabeza
he nodded in the direction of the houseseñaló la casa con la cabeza
she nodded to me to come forwardme indicó con la cabeza que me adelantara
to nod in agreementasentir con la cabeza
to nod in approvalhacer un gesto or una señal de aprobación con la cabeza
she nodded to him in greetinglo saludó con la cabeza
2. (= sway) [flowers, plumes] → mecerse
3. (= doze) → dar cabezadas, cabecear
4. (as adj)
he has a nodding acquaintance with Germanhabla un poco de alemán
he has a nodding acquaintance with this authorconoce superficialmente las obras de este autor
we're on nodding termsnos conocemos de vista
nod off VI + ADVdormirse, quedarse dormido
I must have nodded off for a momentme he debido dormir or quedar dormido un momento
he was nodding off (to sleep) in an armchairestaba dando cabezadas en un sillón
nod through VT + ADV (Pol) the delegates were nodded throughlos delegados fueron aprobados sin votación

nod

[ˈnɒd]
vi
(in agreement)faire oui de la tête
I nodded in agreement → J'ai fait oui de la tête.
vt
(in agreement) to nod one's head → faire oui de la tête
to nod one's agreement → acquiescer d'un signe de tête
They nodded their agreement → Ils ont acquiescé d'un signe de la tête.
(in greeting) to nod one's head → faire un signe de tête, faire un signe de la tête
to nod one's head to sb → saluer qn d'un signe de tête
(indicating) to nod one's head towards sth → signaler qch de la tête
He nodded his head towards the bed → Il a signalé le lit de la tête.
(British) to nod the ball into the net → marquer un but de la tête
nsigne m de tête, signe m de la tête
I left the table with a nod to my host → Je me levai de table en saluant mon hôte d'un signe de tête.
"It looks very nice," she says with a nod → " C'est très joli, " dit-elle en hochant la tête.
"Yes," she replied with a nod of her head → " Oui, " répliqua-t-elle en hochant la tête.
"It was on the news," said Leo, with a nod towards the television → " Ils l'ont dit aux infos, " dit Leo en signalant la télé de la tête.
to give a nod (to show agreement)faire signe que oui de la tête
(permission) to give sb the nod → donner le feu vert à qn
nod at
vt fus
(= greet) → saluer d'un signe de tête
(= indicate) → signaler de la tête
nod off
vi (= fall asleep) → s'assoupir
to nod off to sleep → s'assoupir
nod to
vt fus
(= greet) → saluer d'un signe de la tête
(= indicate) → signaler de la tête
(= give a signal) to nod to sb to do sth → faire signe de la tête à qn de faire qch
He lifted the end of the canoe, nodding to me to take up mine → Il souleva l'extrémité du canoë et me fit signe de la tête de soulever l'autre.
nod towards
vt fus (indicating)signaler de la tête
"Ask him," said Rob, nodding towards Stevens → " Demande-lui, " dit Rob, signalant Stevens de la tête.

nod

n
Nicken nt; he gave a quick noder nickte kurz; to give somebody a nodjdm zunicken; to give somebody the nod (fig)jdm grünes Licht geben; to answer with a nod(zustimmend) nicken; to give somebody a nod and a wink (fig)jdm im Stillen zustimmen; a nod is as good as a wink (to a blind man) (inf)schon verstanden, das wird er schon verstehen; to go through on the nod (inf)ohne Einwände angenommen werden
(inf: = sleep) the land of Noddas Land der Träume
vi
(person, flowers)nicken; (plumes)wippen; to nod to somebodyjdm zunicken; to nod toward(s) somethingmit dem Kopf auf etw zeigen; to nod in agreementzustimmend nicken; he nodded to me to leaveer gab mir durch ein Nicken zu verstehen, dass ich gehen sollte
(= doze)ein Nickerchen machen (inf); she was nodding over a booksie war über einem Buch eingenickt (inf)
even Homer nodsIrren or irren ist menschlich (Prov)
vt
to nod one’s headmit dem Kopf nicken; to nod one’s agreement/approvalzustimmend nicken; to nod a greeting/welcome to somebodyjdm zum Gruß/zur Begrüßung zunicken
(Sport) ballköpfen

nod

[nɒd]
1. ncenno del capo
to give sb a nod → fare un cenno col capo a qn (answering yes) → accennare di sì a qn, fare di sì col capo a qn
2. vt to nod one's headfare di sì col capo
he nodded a greeting → accennò un saluto col capo
they nodded their agreement → accennarono di sì (col capo)
3. vi
a.fare un cenno col capo; (say yes) → far segno di sì col capo, annuire
he nodded to me in a friendly way → mi ha salutato cordialmente con un cenno del capo
we have a nodding acquaintance → ci conosciamo solo di vista
b. (doze) → ciondolare il capo (per il sonno); (sleep) → sonnecchiare
nod off vi + advappisolarsi, assopirsi

nod

(nod) past tense, past participle ˈnodded verb
1. to make a quick forward and downward movement of the head to show agreement, as a greeting etc. I asked him if he agreed and he nodded (his head); He nodded to the man as he passed him in the street.
2. to let the head fall forward and downward when sleepy. Grandmother sat nodding by the fire.
noun
a nodding movement of the head. He answered with a nod.
nod off
to fall asleep. He nodded off while she was speaking to him.

nod

يُومِئُ بِرَأسِهِ přikývnout nikke nicken γνέφω asentir con la cabeza nyökätä hocher kimnuti annuire うなずく 머리를 끄덕이다 knikken nikke ukłonić się acenar com a cabeça кивать nicka พยักหน้า başıyla onaylamak gật đầu 点头

nod

v. inclinar la cabeza; aprobar.

nod

vt, vi (pret & pp nodded; ger nodding) mover (la cabeza) arriba y abajo; Nod your head up and down to say yes..Mueva la cabeza arriba y abajo para decir sí; to — out (fam, as on heroin) cabecear, inclinar la cabeza hacia el pecho
References in classic literature ?
I'll lift my eyebrows if any thing is wrong, and nod if you are all right.
Cutter remained flushed and wild-eyed as we had known her, but as the years passed she became afflicted with a shaking palsy which made her nervous nod continuous instead of occasional.
As he repassed the females, he paused a moment to gaze upon their beauty, answering to the smile and nod of Alice with a look of open pleasure.
Not just then, in course, but it's what's bin on his mind and in his talk for days off and on," returned Dick, with a knowing smile and a nod of mysterious confidence.
With a bow to Hepzibah, and a degree of paternal benevolence in his parting nod to Phoebe, the Judge left the shop, and went smiling along the street.
He should not nod and smile at me, for all that -- the black, grim, ugly-eyed old man
I found no sound on my lips to press it, and I was aware of replying only with a vague, repeated, grimacing nod.
At last I slid off into a light doze, and had pretty nearly made a good offing towards the land of Nod, when I heard a heavy footfall in the passage, and saw a glimmer of light come into the room from under the door.
The buyer would nod or drop his whip, and that would mean a bargain; and he would note it in his little book, along with hundreds of others he had made that morning.
He walked easily in among the company, and with a nod indicated to his waiter where to place his trunk, bowed to the company, and, with his hat in his hand, walked up leisurely to the bar, and gave in his name as Henry Butter, Oaklands, Shelby County.
Presently the Savior's name was mentioned, and in her flurry she lost her head completely, and rose and courtesied, instead of making a slight nod as everybody else did.
She indicated the twins with a nod of her head, and tucked it back out of sight again.