nod


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. To signify by a nod; as, to nod approbation.
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   3. To cause to bend. [Poetic]
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            By every wind that nods the mountain pine. --Keats.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nod \Nod\ (n[o^]d), v. i. [OE. nodden; cf. OHG. kn[=o]t[=o]n,
   genuot[=o]n, to shake, and E. nudge.]
   1. To bend or incline the upper part, with a quick motion;
      as, nodding plumes.
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   2. 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.
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   3. To be careless or inattentive; to make a mistake from lack
      of attention.
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            Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream. --Pope.
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   4. To be drowsy or dull; to doze off, especially while in a
      sitting position; as, half the class nodded while the
      professor droned on.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nod \Nod\ (n[o^]d), n.
   1. A dropping or bending forward of the upper part or top of
      anything.
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            Like a drunken sailor on a mast,
            Ready with every nod to tumble down.  --Shak.
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   2. 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.
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            A look or a nod only ought to correct them [the
            children] when they do amiss.         --Locke.
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            Nations obey my word and wait my nod. --Prior.
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   The land of Nod, sleep.
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