nod

nod VERB (nodded, nodding) 1) lower and raise one's head slightly and briefly in greeting, assent, or understanding, or as a signal. 2) let one's head fall forward when drowsy or asleep. 3) (nod off) informal fall asleep. 4) make a mistake due to a momentary lack of attention. 5) Soccer head (the ball) without great force. 6) (nod through) informal approve (something) by general agreement and without discussion.
NOUN 1) an act of nodding. 2) a gesture of acknowledgement or concession.
be on nodding terms — Cf. ↑be on nodding terms
give someone/thing the nod — Cf. ↑give thing the nod
a nodding acquaintance — Cf. ↑a nodding acquaintance
a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse — Cf. ↑a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse
on the nod — Cf. ↑on the nod
ORIGIN perhaps Low German.

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  • Nod — ist ein in der Genesis (Gen 4,16 EU) erwähntes Land „östlich von Eden“: “וַיֵּ֥צֵא קַ֖יִן מִלִּפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב בְּאֶֽרֶץ־נ֖וֹד קִדְמַת־עֵֽדֶן׃ ” “wayyēṣê qayin millip̄ney YHWH wayyēšeḇ bə’ereṣ nôḏ qiḏmaṯ ‘ēḏen” Nachdem Kain seinen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To signify by a nod; as, to nod… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To incline the head with a quick motion; to make a slight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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