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noun as in gesture of the head

verb as in gesture with head

verb as in fall asleep

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Example Sentences

“Rowing is good for the stomach also,” Dubey says with a nod and a pat of his belly.

From Ozy

With a nod to the Maverick, the university mascot, students were grouped into small pods called “mavilies.”

Beal was named an all-star starter for the first time in his career Thursday, becoming the first Wizards player to earn a starting nod since John Wall in 2015.

The name is a nod to Laughlin’s uniform number during his playing days with the Capitals from 1982 to 1988.

The other big thing is that there are all of these nods to things that feel like pandemic life — reaching out for someone’s touch, and “sin city is cold and empty.”

From Vox

I lie and nod my head yes while wiping the tears on my gray fleece sleeve.

I would nod, and we'd tell the St. Regis 'One more night, please.'

I nod, and he rolls his eyes in the direction of the bathroom.

She set a career nominations record with her 21st nod—all in the TV fields—for Best Actress in a Comedy for Nurse Jackie.

“In the past, my goal was to have you scratch your head and then maybe nod it,” she says.

The nod of assent was given, and the permission put in force with hearty good will.

By the time this story was finished, the company gathered around the fire began to nod their heads.

She gave him a cavalier little nod, touched her horse with the whip, and a moment later was lost in a cloud of dust.

Gwynne accepted this act of sacrifice with a matter-of-fact nod, and it was but a moment later that they came upon another flock.

He eyed Bumble askance as he entered, but scarcely deigned to nod his head in acknowledgment of his salutation.


On this page you'll find 114 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nod, such as: acknowledgment, bow, greeting, permission, salute, and acceptance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.