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English noun: nod

1. nod (communication) a sign of assent or salutation or command


Broader (hypernym)gesture, motion

2. nod (act) the act of nodding the head


Broader (hypernym)inclination, inclining


Narrower (hyponym)nutation


English verb: nod

1. nod (communication) express or signify by nodding


SamplesHe nodded his approval.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion

2. nod (communication) lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation


SamplesThe teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

3. nod (body) let the head fall forward through drowsiness


SamplesThe old man was nodding in his chair.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

4. nod (motion) sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion


SamplesThe flowers were nodding in the breeze.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move

5. nod (body) be almost asleep


SamplesThe old man sat nodding by the fireplace.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)drowse









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