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Yes. The word nod is a Scrabble US word. The word nod is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'nod'

DON 4NOD 4

2 letters words from 'nod'

DO 3NO 2
OD 3ON 2

All 3 letters words made out of nod

nod ond ndo dno odn don

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Definitions and meaning of nod

nod

Etymology

From Middle English nodden, probably from an unrecorded Old English *hnodian (to nod, shake the head), from Proto-Germanic *hnudōną (to beat, rivet, pound, push), from Proto-Indo-European *kendʰ-, from *ken- (to scratch, scrape, rub). Compare Old High German hnotōn (to shake), hnutten (to shake, rattle, vibrate) (> modern dialectal German notteln, nütteln (to rock, move back and forth)), Icelandic hnjóða (to rivet, clinch).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /nɒd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /nɑd/
  • (General Australian, Estuary English, Wales) IPA(key): /nɔd/
  • Homophone: gnawed (in accents with the cot-caught merger)

Verb

nod (third-person singular simple present nods, present participle nodding, simple past and past participle nodded)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To briefly incline the head downwards as a cursory greeting.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To sway, move up and down.
    • By every wind that nods the mountain pine.
    • 1819, William Wordsworth, On Seeing a Tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm
      Frail snowdrops that together cling / and nod their helmets, smitten by the wing / of many a furious whirl-blast sweeping by.
  4. (intransitive) To gradually fall asleep.
  5. (transitive) To signify by a nod.
    They nodded their assent.
  6. (intransitive) To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired
    Even Homer nods.
  7. (transitive, intransitive, soccer) To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
    Jones nods the ball back to his goalkeeper.
  8. (intransitive, figuratively) To allude to something.
    • March 15 2012, Soctt Tobias, The Kid With A Bike [Review]
      Though the title nods to the Italian neo-realist classic Bicycle Thieves—and Cyril, much like the father and son in that movie, spends much of his time tracking down the oft-stolen possession—The Kid With A Bike isn’t about the bike as something essential to his livelihood, but as his sole connection to the freedom and play of childhood itself.
  9. (intransitive, slang) To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.

Coordinate terms

  • (incline the head): wag, yes

Related terms

  • nod off
  • nod out
  • nodding disease, nodding syndrome

Translations

Noun

nod (plural nods)

  1. An instance of inclining the head up and down, as to indicate agreement, or as a cursory greeting.
  2. A reference or allusion to something.
  3. A nomination.
    For the fifth time in her career she received a Grammy nod, she has yet to win the award.
    • 2011 Allen Gregory, "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1):
      Allen Gregory DeLongpre: Really putting a damper on the ol' Tony nod.
  4. (figuratively) Approval.

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • DON, Don, Don., ODN, don, don'

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • nodu

Etymology 1

From Latin nōdus. Compare Daco-Romanian nod.

Noun

nod

  1. knot

Etymology 2

From Latin nōdō. Compare Daco-Romanian înnoda, înnod (archaic noda).

Alternative forms

  • nodu, anod, anodu

Verb

nod (past participle nudatã)

  1. I knot, tie a knot.
Related terms
  • nudari / nudare
  • nudat

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish not, from Latin nota. Doublet of nóta.

Pronunciation

  • (Munster, Connacht) IPA(key): /n̪ˠɔd̪ˠ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /n̪ˠʌd̪ˠ/

Noun

nod m (genitive singular noid, nominative plural noda)

  1. scribal contraction, abbreviation
  2. hint (clue; tacit suggestion)

Declension

Further reading

  • "nod" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “not, nod”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Northern Kurdish

Numeral

nod

  1. ninety

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *naudi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɔːd/

Noun

nōd f

  1. a need
  2. a necessity for something

Descendants

  • Middle Low German: nōt
    • Westphalian:
      Sauerländisch: nôd
      Westmünsterländisch: Nood
    • Plautdietsch: Noot

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin nōdus, from Proto-Indo-European *gned-, *gnod- (to bind).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nod/

Noun

nod n (plural noduri)

  1. knot

Declension

Related terms

  • înnoda
  • noadă
  • nodei
  • nodos
  • noduros

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /noːd/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin nota. Cognate with Cornish nos.

Noun

nod m (plural nodau, not mutable)

  1. mark, brand
  2. aim, objective, goal
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English node, from Latin nodus.

Noun

nod m (plural nodau or nodion, not mutable)

  1. node

Etymology 3

Mutated form of dod (to come).

Verb

nod

  1. Nasal mutation of dod.

Mutation

References


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to give a quick forward motion of the head.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)