1. [ verb ] express or signify by nodding

"He nodded his approval"

Related terms: gesticulate
2. [ verb ] lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation

"The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"

Related terms: communicate
3. [ verb ] let the head fall forward through drowsiness

"The old man was nodding in his chair"

4. [ noun ] a sign of assent or salutation or command
Related terms: gesture
5. [ noun ] the act of nodding the head
Synonyms: nutation
Related terms: inclination nutation
6. [ verb ] sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion
Synonyms: sway

"the flowers were nodding in the breeze"

Related terms: move
7. [ verb ] be almost asleep

"The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"

Related terms: drowse
Similar spelling:   Noyd