from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of nod.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Curved so that the apex hangs down; having the top bent downward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who nods: also used attributively: as, a nodding acquaintance (an acquaintance involving no recognition other than a nod).
- Having a drooping position; bending with a quick motion: as, a nodding plume; specifically, in botany, having a short bend in the peduncle below the flower, causing the latter to face downward; cernuous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having branches or flower heads that bend downward
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I have tried to discipline myself in nodding knowingly.
Watching a video of one such speech shows Palin nodding up and down after.
PCJ: I see his name nodding toward my son on the list, but not yours.
"My son, " Kezia repeated in English, nodding and pulling me into a hug.
Then she pointed again, a little more to the right, and said something in Welsh, nodding her head.
I'm reading it now based on his example though I don't know whether you can call nodding off at night after one page, and occasionally one paragraph, reading and I later heard that President Obama had taken it with him on his Christmas vacation to Hawaii.
Because they had become addicted to what one driver called the "nodding acquaintance with death."
A pumpjack, also known as a nodding donkey, operates above a Chevron Corp. oil well in the Midway-Sunset oil field near Taft, Calif. in February.
A fragrant white or pink form is called the nodding wake robin.
The main evidence of the town's petroleum past was an old-fashioned bobbing oil pump, known as a nodding donkey, which still stands in a parking lot near a bakery.