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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nod  \Nod\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Nodded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Nodding}.] 
  1.  To  incline  or  bend,  as  the  head  or  top  to  make  a  motion 
  of  assent,  of  salutation,  or  of  drowsiness  with  as  to 
  nod  the  head. 
 
  2.  To  signify  by  a  nod;  as  to  nod  approbation. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  bend.  [Poetic] 
 
  By  every  wind  that  nods  the  mountain  pine.  --Keats. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nodding  \Nod"ding\,  a. 
  Curved  so  that  the  apex  hangs  down  having  the  top  bent 
  downward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nodding 
  adj  1:  (biology)  having  branches  or  flower  heads  that  bend 
  downward;  "nodding  daffodils";  "the  pendulous  branches 
  of  a  weeping  willow";  "lilacs  with  drooping  panicles 
  of  fragrant  flowers"  [syn:  {cernuous},  {drooping},  {pendulous}] 
  2:  half  asleep;  "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"  [syn:  {drowsy},  {drowsing(a)},  {dozy}, 
  {dozing(a)},  {napping(a)},  {nodding(a)}] 




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