Allude vs Nod - What's the difference?

allude | nod |


As verbs the difference between allude and nod

is that allude is to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion while nod is (transitive|and|intransitive) to incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.

As a noun nod is

an instance of moving one's head as described above.

allude

English

Verb

(allud)
  • To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.
  • * 1597 , , Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity , Book V, Chapter xxix.3, 1841 ed., page 523:
  • These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use.
  • * 1846 , George Luxford, Edward Newman, The Phytologist: a popular botanical miscellany: Volume 2, Part 2 , page 474
  • It was aptly said by Newton that "whatever is not deduced from facts must be regarded as hypothesis," but hypothesis appears to us a title too honourable for the crude guessings to which we allude .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Robert L. Dorit , title=Rereading Darwin , volume=100, issue=1, page=23 , magazine= citation , passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.}}

    Synonyms

    * advert, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Derived terms

    * allusive * allusion

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    nod

    English

    Verb

    (nodd)
  • (transitive, and, intransitive) To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
  • (transitive, and, intransitive) To sway, move up and down.
  • * Keats
  • By every wind that nods the mountain pine.
  • * 1819 "Frail snowdrops that together cling / and nod their helmets, smitten by the wing / of many a furious whirl-blast sweeping by." (Wordsworth, On Seeing a Tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm )
  • To gradually fall asleep.
  • To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired
  • Even Homer nods .
  • (soccer) To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=With the hosts not able to find their passes - everything that went forward was too heavy or too short - Terry once again had to come to his side's rescue after Davies had brilliantly nodded into the path of Elmander, who followed up swiftly with a deflected shot. }}
  • (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.
  • (slang) To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instance of moving one's head as described above.
  • A reference or allusion to something.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 31 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Review: Snow White And The Huntsman citation , page= , passage=Much like Mirror Mirror'', ''Huntsman'' appears to borrow liberally from other fantasy films. Sometimes the nods are clever—Stewart’s first night in the forest, among hallucinatory fog that gives the trees faces and clutching hands, evokes Disney’s animated ''Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs from 1937. }}

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