nod

Part of speech: verb

To bend forward, as the head or top; incline the head, as in assent or drowsiness.

Part of speech: noun

A forward and downward motion of the head or top.

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Usage examples "nod":

  1. Mrs. Twist, after an instant's astonishment at this unexpected support, bowed her head- it could hardly be called a nod- in her son's direction. - "Christopher and Columbus", Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim.
  2. He smiled and dismissed them with a nod as the doctor entered. - "The Boy Scouts on a Submarine", Captain John Blaine.
  3. Malcolm Sage took it and with a nod proceeded to fill his pipe. - "Malcolm Sage, Detective", Herbert George Jenkins.