Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: nod
IPA transcription: [n'ɑd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: nod
    Meaning: a sign of assent or salutation or command
  • Synonyms: nod
    Meaning: the act of nodding the head
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: nod
    Meaning: express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
  • Synonyms: nod
    Meaning: lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"
  • Synonyms: nod
    Meaning: let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair"
Usage examples
  • He met her look with a smile and nod.
  • "Number two is all right," said Rob, with an approving nod.
  • Where most people nod she describes a complete circle with her head.
  • "Gone, so soon?" groaned Bertram, as William passed his plate, with a smiling nod.
  • Grace gave a quick, involuntary nod and blink, and put her handkerchief to her face.
  • I used to nod my head and get enthusiastic about these stunts, but it was all soft soap.
  • She took it with a gracious nod of acknowledgment, and passed it on to those behind her.
  • It was evident he remembered meeting Mr. Merrick, for he smiled and returned the "nabob's" nod.
  • She would actually nod her head to herself in complacent pride that she had stood out against them.
  • He spoke a word of farewell, which Mr. Galloway replied to by a nod, and went into the front office.