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Definition of Nod

Nod

  1. To bend or incline the upper part, with a quick motion; as, nodding plumes.
  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.
  3. To be drowsy or dull; to be careless.
  4. 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.
  5. To signify by a nod; as, to nod approbation.
  6. To cause to bend.
  7. A dropping or bending forward of the upper oart or top of anything.
  8. 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.

Nod Quotations

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
Plutarch

Don't write anything you can phone. Don't phone anything you can talk. Don't talk anything you can whisper. Don't whisper anything you can smile. Don't smile anything you can nod. Don't nod anything you can wink.
Earl Long

Against her ankles as she trod The lucky buttercups did nod.
Jean Ingelow

I grew up as a sports fan, and I know that a hall of fame is very different than an award for being the best of the year. It's a nod to the longevity of our accomplishment.
Chuck D

To the casual observer, the Dropbox demo video looked like a normal product demonstration, but we put in about a dozen Easter eggs that were tailored for the Digg audience. References to Tay Zonday and 'Chocolate Rain' and allusions to 'Office Space' and 'XKCD.' It was a tongue-in-cheek nod to that crowd, and it kicked off a chain reaction.
Drew Houston
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Nod Translations

nod in Dutch is ja knikken, knikken
nod in German is schlafen, Nicken, Wink
nod in Italian is annuire
nod in Latin is nutus
nod in Portuguese is assentimento
nod in Swedish is nicka, nick
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