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By night; nightly.

NOC'U-MENT, n. [L. nocumentum, from noceo, to hurt.]

Harm. [Not used.]


Hurtful. Bailey.

NOD, n.

  1. A quick declination of the head. A took or a nod only ought to correct them when they do amiss. Locke.
  2. A quick declination or inclination. Like a drunken sailor on a mast, Ready with every nod to tumble down. Shak.
  3. A quick inclination of the head in drowsiness or sleep. Locke.
  4. A slight obeisance. Shak.
  5. A command; as, in L. numen, for nutamen.

NOD, v.i. [L. nuto; Gr. νευω, contracted; W. amnaid, a nod; amneidiaw, to nod, to beckon, from naid, a leap, a spring; neidiaw, to leap, to throb or beat, as the pulso; Ar. نَادَ nada, to nod, to shake; Heb. Ch. and Syr. נוד, to move, to shake, to wander. It coincides in elements with L. nato, to swim. Class Nd, No. 3, 9, 10.]

  1. To incline the head with a quick motion, either forward or sidewise, as persons nod in sleep.
  2. To bend or incline with a quick motion; as, nodding plumes. The nodding verdure of its brow. Thomson.
  3. To be drowsy. Your predecessors, contrary to other authors, never pleased their readers more than when they were nodding. Addison.
  4. To make a slight bow; also, to beckon with a nod.

NOD, v.t.

To incline or bend; to shake. Shak.

NO'DA-TED, a. [L. nodatus.]

Knotted. A nodated hyperbola is one that by turning round crosses itself.

NO-DA'TION, n. [L. nodatio, from nodo, to tie.]

The act of making a knot, or state of being knotted. [Little used.]


Bent; inclined. [Not in use.] Thomson.


One who nods; a drowsy person. Pope.


In botany, a substitute for the term nutant; having the top bent downward.

NOD'DING, ppr.

Inclining the head with a short quick motion.

NOD'DLE, n. [qu. L. nodulus, a lump; or from nod.]

The head; in contempt. Come, master, I have a project in my noddle. L'Estrange.

NOD'DY, n. [qu. Gr. νωθης.]

  1. A simpleton; a fool.
  2. A fowl of the genus Sterna, very simple and easily taken.
  3. A game at cards. B. Jonson.

NODE, n. [L. nodus, Eng. knot; allied probably to knit, Sax. cnyttan.]

  1. Properly, a knot; a knob; hence,
  2. In surgery, a swelling of the periosteum, tendons or bones.
  3. In astronomy, the point where the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic. These points are two, and that where a planet ascends northward above the plane of the ecliptic, is called the ascending node, or dragon's head; that where a planet descends to the south, is called the descending node, or dragon's tail. Encyc.
  4. In poetry, the knot, intrigue or plot of a piece, or the principal difficulty. 5, In dialing, a point or hole in the gnomon of a dial, by the shadow or light of which, either the hour of the day in dials without furniture, or the parallels of the sun's declination and his place in the ecliptic, &c. in dials with furniture, are shown.
  5. In botany, the part of a plant where the leaves are expanded and the buds formed. Lindley. Nodes or Nodal points, in music, the fixed points of a sonorous chord, at which it divides itself, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic sounds; as the strings of the Eolian harp.

NO-DOSE', a. [L. nodosus, from nodus, knot.]

Knotted; having knots or swelling joints. Martyn.


Knottiness. Brown.


Pertaining to or in the form of a nodule or knot.

NOD'ULE, n. [L. nodulus.]

A little knot or lump.


Having little knots or lumps. Darwin.

NO-ET'IC, a. [Gr. νοετικος, from νους, the mind.]

Intellectual; performed by the understanding.

NOG, n. [abbrev. of Noggen.]

A little pot; also, ale. Skinner. Swift.


Hard; rough; harsh. [Not used.] King Charles.


A small mug or wooden cup.


A partition of scantlings filled with bricks. Mason.