nodding

play
adjective nod·ding \ˈnä-diŋ\

Definition of nodding

  1. 1 :  bending downward or forward :  drooping nodding flowers

  2. 2 :  slight, superficial a nodding acquaintance

Examples of nodding in a Sentence

  1. some students, with nodding heads, were helplessly falling asleep during the boring lecture

First Known Use of nodding

15th century




NODDING Defined for English Language Learners

nodding

play
adjective

Definition of nodding for English Language Learners

  • : bending downward or forward



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nodding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an incorrigible rascal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!