land of Nod


1. the mythical world of sleep.
phrase
2. be in the land of Nod, to be asleep.
{from a pun on nod to drowse, with the Land of Nod in Genesis 4: 16, first made by Jonathan Swift in the Complete Collection of Polite and Ingenious Conversation in 1738}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Land of Nod — Land Land, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ] 1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • land of Nod — /nod/ the mythical land of sleep. [1725 35; pun on Land of Nod (Gen. 4:16); see NOD] * * * …   Universalium

  • land of nod — If someone has gone to the land of nod, they have fallen asleep or gone to bed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • land of Nod — land′ of Nod′ [[t]nɒd[/t]] n. myt the mythical land of sleep …   From formal English to slang

  • Land of Nod — [näd] n. 1. Bible the country to which Cain journeyed after slaying Abel: Gen. 4:16 2. [l of N ] the imaginary realm of sleep and dreams …   English World dictionary

  • Land of Nod — The Land of Nod ( he. ’eretz Nod) is a place in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, located to the east of Eden , to which Cain chose to flee to after murdering his brother Abel. The Hebrew word nod means wandering . : And Cain went out from …   Wikipedia

  • land of nod — Usage: usually capitalized N Etymology: from the Land of Nod in the Bible (Gen 4:16); influenced in meaning by nod (I); from the nodding in drowsiness : the state of sleep a friendly fat toad … who had lately taken himself off to the land of Nod… …   Useful english dictionary

  • land of nod — {n. phr.} Sleep. * /The little girl went off to the land of nod./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • land of nod — {n. phr.} Sleep. * /The little girl went off to the land of nod./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • land of Nod — noun /ˈlænd əv ˈnɒd,ˈlænd əv ˈnɑd/ sleep From breakfast on through all the day At home among my friends I stay; But every night I go abroadAfar into the Land of Nod. ... From a Victorian nursery rhyme …   Wiktionary

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