land of Nod

[ nod ]
/ nɒd /

noun

the mythical land of sleep.

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Origin of land of Nod

1725–35; pun on Land of Nod (Gen. 4:16); see nod
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British Dictionary definitions for land of nod

land of Nod

noun

Old Testament a region to the east of Eden to which Cain went after he had killed Abel (Genesis 4:14)
an imaginary land of sleep
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Cultural definitions for land of nod

land of Nod

To “go off to the land of Nod,” or to “nod off,” is to go to sleep: “What a boring speech! Half the listeners are on their way to the land of Nod.”

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