Nods vs Rods - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between nods and rods
is that nods
is while rods
(transitive, and, intransitive) To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
(transitive, and, intransitive) To sway, move up and down.
* 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
- By every wind that nods the mountain pine.
(soccer) To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
- Even Homer nods .
, date=December 29
, author=Chris Whyatt
, title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton
, 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]
(slang) To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.
- 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.
An instance of moving one's head as described above.
A reference or allusion to something.
, date=May 31
, author=Tasha Robinson
, title=Film: Review: Snow White And The Huntsman
, 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. }}