To nod is to respond with a simple "yes" or "no" when someone is asking you a question. Sometimes people nod when they don't understand a word that someone is saying.

  • He nodded when I asked him if he wanted to come to the party with me.

  • She nodded when I asked her if she wanted to go to the party with me.

Definition of nods


a sign of assent or salutation or command


be almost asleep


express or signify by nodding


lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation


sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion


the act of nodding the head


let the head fall forward through drowsiness

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Example Sentences for nods

  • 1

    The girl nodded her head.

  • 2

    Those of you in the Bigfoot community wink and nod your heads.

  • 3

    He nodded approvingly.

  • 4

    The chief looked at the questionnaire and nodded.

  • 5

    The rest of the family nod in agreement.

  • 6

    This is a nod to the notion of their nuclear fortitude.

  • 7

    Kane is the enigmatic leader of the Brotherhood of Nod.

  • 8

    I'll stand aside and nod approvingly.

  • 9

    I would definitely give the nod to the Cummins.

  • 10

    She was nodding when she was listening to the speaker.