US: /ˈnɑd/
UK: /nˈɒd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

nod /nɔd/
  • danh từ
    • cái gật đầu; sự cúi đầu (chào); sự ra hiệu, sự ra lệnh
      • to give a nod of assent: gật đầu bằng lòng (tán thành)
      • to answer with a nod: trả lời bằng một cái gật đầu
      • to give someone a nod: gật đầu (cúi đầu) chào ai
      • to have someone at one's nod: có quyền sai khiến ai; có ai dưới quyền
    • sự gà gật
    • to be gone to the land of Nod
      • buồn ngủ díp mắt lại, ngủ gà ngủ gật
    • (từ lóng)
      • on the nod: chịu tiền
      • to be served on the nod: ăn chịu
  • động từ
    • gật đầu; cúi đầu (chào); ra hiệu
      • he nodded to show that the understood: anh ta gật đàu ra ý hiểu
      • to nod to someone: gật đầu với ai; gật đầu chào ai
      • to nod assent (approval); to nod "yes": gật đầu bằng lòng (tán thành, đồng ý)
      • to nod someone to go: ra hiệu cho ai đi đi
      • to havve a nod ding acquaintance with someone: quen biết ai sơ sơ
      • to have a nodding acquaintance with somesubject: biết qua loa về vấn đề gì
    • nghiêng, xiên
      • the wall nods to its fall: bức tường nghiêng đi sắp đổ
      • colonialism nods to its fall: chủ nghĩa thực dân bước vào thời kỳ suy vong
    • đu đưa, lắc lư (chòm lá, chòm lông...)
    • gà gật
      • ge sat nodding by the fire: hắn ngồi gà gật bên lò sưởi
    • vô ý phạm sai lầm
    • Homer sometimes nods
      • Thánh cũng có khi lầm

Advanced English dictionary

verb, noun
+ verb (-dd-)
1 if you nod, nod your head or your head nods, you move your head up and down to show agreement, understanding, etc: [V] I asked him if he would help me and he nodded. + 'Ready?' She nodded at me and we set off. + Her head nodded in agreement. + [VN] He nodded his head sympathetically. + She nodded approval.
2 ~ (sth) (at / to sb) to move your head down and up once to greet sb or to give them a sign to do sth: [V] The president nodded to the crowd as he passed in the motorcade. + She nodded at him to begin speaking + [VN] to nod a greeting
3 [V +adv./prep.] to move your head in the direction of sb/sth to show that you are talking about them/it: I asked where Steve was and she nodded in the direction of the kitchen. + She nodded towards his suitcase. 'Going somewhere?' she asked.
4 [V] to let your head fall forward when you are sleeping in a chair: He sat nodding in front of the fire.
Idioms: have a nodding acquaintance with sb/sth to only know sb/sth slightly
Phrasal Verbs: nod off (informal) to fall asleep for a short time while you are sitting in a chair: I was practically nodding off in that meeting.
+ noun
a small quick movement of the head down and up again: to give a nod of approval / agreement / encouragement
Idioms: get the nod (informal) to be chosen for sth; to be given permission or approval to do sth: He got the nod from the team manager (= he was chosen for the team). + The proposal should get the nod.
give sb/sth the nod (informal)
1 to give permission for sth; to agree to sth: We've been given the nod to expand the business. + I hope he'll give the nod to the plan.
2 to choose sb for sth
a nod and a wink
a nod is as good as a wink used to say that a suggestion or a HINT will be understood, without anything more being said: Everything could be done by a nod and a wink.
on the nod (BrE, informal) if a proposal is accepted on the nod, it is accepted without any discussion

Thesaurus dictionary

1 greet, acknowledge, recognize:
The maitre d'hôtel nodded to me as I entered the restaurant.
2 say yes; consent, assent, agree, concur, acquiesce:
Asked if she had seen Nick, the barmaid nodded. I asked permission to leave the room and the teacher nodded
3 doze (off), nap, drowse, drop off, fall asleep:
Exhausted travellers nodded in their chairs waiting for their flights to be announced
4 slip (up), err, make a mistake, be mistaken or wrong; be careless or negligent or lax or inattentive:
Sometimes, even Homer nods.
5 signal, sign, cue, indication, gesture:
I saw him give a nod to the barber, who suddenly held a cutthroat razor to my throat
6 approval; consent, acquiescence, concurrence, assent, agreement, Colloq OK or okay:
The company has given me the nod to open an office in Acapulco.

Collocation dictionary


brief, brisk, quick, imperceptible, little, slight, small | curt, perfunctory, terse
He dismissed them with a curt nod.
| approving, satisfied
She inspected my work and gave a satisfied nod.
| reassuring | passing
(figurative) He gave a passing nod (= a brief acknowledgement)to the show that had launched his career.


give (sb)
My teacher gave me a nod of reassurance and I began.
| get
He's ready to play and just waiting to get the nod from the team coach.
| wait for


at a ~, with a ~ | ~ from
At a nod from Lawton, he gently turned the handle.
| ~ in the direction of, ~ of
a nod of approval
| ~ to, ~ towards
‘I couldn't have done this alone’, he said with a nod towards his wife.


a nod of sb's/the head
She answered with an almost imperceptible nod of the head.

Concise English dictionary

nodded|nodding|nodsnɑd /nɒd
+a sign of assent or salutation or command
+the act of nodding the head
+express or signify by nodding
+lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation
+let the head fall forward through drowsiness
+sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion
+be almost asleep