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NOD (nodded, nodding)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nod mean? 

NOD (noun)
  The noun NOD has 2 senses:

1. a sign of assent or salutation or command
2. the act of nodding the head

  Familiarity information: NOD used as a noun is rare.


NOD (verb)
  The verb NOD has 5 senses:

1. express or signify by nodding
2. lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation
3. let the head fall forward through drowsiness
4. sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion
5. be almost asleep

  Familiarity information: NOD used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOD (noun)


Sense 1nod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sign of assent or salutation or command

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("nod" is a kind of...):

gesture; motion (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)


Sense 2nod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of nodding the head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("nod" is a kind of...):

inclination; inclining (the act of inclining; bending forward)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nod"):

nutation (uncontrolled nodding)


NOD (verb)


Sense 1nod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express or signify by nodding

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He nodded his approval

Hypernyms (to "nod" is one way to...):

gesticulate; gesture; motion (show, express or direct through movement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2nod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer

Hypernyms (to "nod" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s to somebody


Sense 3nod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Let the head fall forward through drowsiness

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

The old man was nodding in his chair

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 4nod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the flowers were nodding in the breeze

Hypernyms (to "nod" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 5nod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be almost asleep

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

The old man sat nodding by the fireplace

Hypernyms (to "nod" is one way to...):

drowse (be on the verge of sleeping)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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