Yet would we nod approvingly if President Bush blamed the failure of U.S. efforts to pacify post-invasion Iraq on Saddam Hussein?
But for Europe, he looked to La Parisienne—a nod to the history of the house.
Mikhalkov couldn't have been too happy about the "Russophobe" Wajda getting the nod for a film about Soviets killing Poles.
One recurring judgment Rowe had to make was whether to give the nod to the “pioneer” or the “popularizer.”
I lie and nod my head yes while wiping the tears on my gray fleece sleeve.
The orderly saluted with his whip and drove on in obedience to Saxham's nod.
I nod in company, I wake at night, Fools rush into my head, and so I write.
He greets them with a nod and goes straight to the easy-chair, where he sits down.
They had instructions to pull the whole "show" at a nod from the censor.
So I did nod off after all, and I did not have a pleasant dream.
"to quickly bow the head," late 14c., of unknown origin, probably an Old English word, but not recorded; perhaps related to Old High German hnoton "to shake," from Proto-Germanic *khnudojanan. Meaning "to drift in and out of consciousness while on drugs" is attested from 1968. Related: Nodded; nodding. A nodding acquaintance (1711) is one you know just well enough to greet with a nod.
mid-15c., from nod (v.). Land of Nod "sleep" is a pun on the biblical place name (Gen. iv:16).
To be intoxicated with narcotics to a very drowsy or stuporous state: with slews of rich kids nodding in the Scarsdale woods
[1960s+ Narcotics; the underlying sense, ''let the head fall forward when drowsy,'' is found by 1562]
exile; wandering; unrest, a name given to the country to which Cain fled (Gen.4:16). It lay on the east of Eden.