nodding nodding  /ˈnɑ dɪŋ/


  1. (n) a sign of assent or salutation or command
  2. (n) the act of nodding the head
  3. (v) express or signify by nodding
  4. (v) lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation
  5. (v) let the head fall forward through drowsiness
  6. (v) sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion
  7. (v) be almost asleep
  8. (adj) having branches or flower heads that bend downward



  1. Clips of him nodding yes had been spliced into the videotape after statements with which he remembers disagreeing.
  2. It's easy to sit here today nodding about the power of electrified commerce.
  3. Under the spring sun of the rolling farmlands around the northwestern Illinois town of Mount Carroll, tiny Shimer College wears a mask of nodding tranquillity.


  1. New Song: Joey Bada$$, '95 Til Infinity' (NSFW)

    Joey Bada$$ gets hyper-lyrical on the '90s-nodding "95 Til Infinity." Joey Bada$$ may not remember much of the '90s (he was born in '95), but he is undeniably a '90s child. Just look at songs like "Unorthodox," "Wendy N Becky," and "Underground Airplay": Each track sounds like it came straight from the era of The [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MTV

  2. A tale of Miami and its mob back for 2d season

    MIAMI - Mitch Glazer and half a dozen of his buddies were sitting in a booth at Wolfie's Restaurant in Miami Beach one afternoon in the late 1960s, chattering and laughing and generally being teenage loudmouths, when a waitress walked over to ask them to keep it down. They did, for a moment, but soon the volume dialed back up. The waitress returned. Nodding to a white-haired man a few tables ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source:

  3. Dozing alternate juror gets Twitter buzzzz-ing

    Boston’s horrific tale of gangland murder, with all its bizarre plot twists, apparently wasn’t riveting enough to keep a young alternate juror from nodding off as James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial got underway yesterday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. Moyes said: "There were a few heads nodding but it took great bottle and courage for James Vaughan and Jagielka to go up. But the fans made that a special semi-final. I thought Everton's supporters were raucous and gave this stadium deserved...
    on Apr 19, 2009 By: David Moyes Source:

  2. Noel said: "I was in my leather jacket, nodding 'You'll be all right - just get it out before Soccer AM finishes'. I think the worst thing is that you don't have any specific role. You just stand there and nod."
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Noel Gallagher Source: Metro

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