NOD, v.i. [Gr. contracted; a nod; to nod, to beckon, a leap a spring; to leap, to throb or beat, as the pulse]1. To incline the head with a quick motion, either forward or sidewise, as persons nod in sleep.2. To bend or incline with a quick motion; as nodding plumes.The nodding verdure of its brow.3. To be drowsy.Your predecessors, contrary to other authors, never pleased their readers more than when they were nodding.4. To make a slight bow; also, to beckon with a nod.
NOD, v.t. To incline or bend; to shake.
NOD, n. 1. A quick declination of the head.A look or a nod only ought to correct them when they do amiss.2. A quick declination or inclination.Like a drunken sailor on a mast, ready with every nod to tumble down.3. A quick inclination of the head in drowsiness or sleep.4. A slight obeisance.5. A command; as in L. numen, for nutamen.