1. [ adjective ] (biology) having branches or flower heads that bend downward
Synonyms: drooping pendulous cernuous

"nodding daffodils" "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow" "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"

Related terms: biology unerect
2. [ adjective ] half asleep
Synonyms: drowsing dozy dozing napping drowsy

"made drowsy by the long ride" "it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor" "a tired dozy child" "the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair"

Related terms: asleep
Similar spelling:   nothing