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Definitions of nose

  1. search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he ducked under the nose of the gun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a good nose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. defeat by a narrow margin Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. rub noses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. advance the forward part of with caution; "She nosed the car into the left lane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. push or move with the nose Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril, and Olfactory organ under Olfactory. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The power of smelling; hence, scent. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the nose of a teakettle. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To smell; to sniff; to scent. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To pry officiously into what does not concern one. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To examine with the nose or sense of smell. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train nosed its way into the statio; Webster Dictionary DB
  26. to beat by (the length of) a nose. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To push or move with the nose or front forward. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A specialized structure that serves as an organ of the sense of smell as well as part of the respiratory system; the term includes both the external nose and the nasal cavity. Medical Dictionary DB
  29. The organ of smell; scent; a snout; nozzle; a spout; anything like a nose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To smell or scent; to rub or push with the nose; as, horses nose each other. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. To smell or scent; to pry curiously. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Nasus; the organ of smell, organon olfactus, and one of the accessory organs of respiration, the beginning or entrance of the air-passages; the prominence in the center of the face formed of bone and cartilage. The organ of smell occupies the upper portion of the nasal cavity, the respiratory part is the lower portion. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  33. The organ of smell: the power of smelling: sagacity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To smell: to oppose rudely to the face: to sound through the nose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. The organ of smell. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To smell. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To smell; scent; track. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. That part of the face containing the organ of smell; the power of smelling; a prow; spout, nozle, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The organ of smell; the end of anything; scent; sagacity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. To smell: to scent; to oppose to the face; to speak through the nose. To lead by the nose, to lead blindly. To thrust one's nose into, to busy ones self with what does not concern one. To turn up one's nose, to show disdain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. The prominent part of the face in which is the sense of smell; a snout; a nozzle; scent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. n[=o]z, n. the organ of smell: the power of smelling: sagacity: the projecting part of anything resembling a nose, as the spout of a kettle, &c.: a drip, a downward projection from a cornice: (slang) an informer.--v.t. to smell: to oppose rudely face to face: to sound through the nose.--ns. NOSE'BAG, a bag for a horse's nose, containing oats, &c.; NOSE'-BAND, the part of the bridle coming over the nose, attached to the cheek-straps.--adjs. NOSED, having a nose--used in composition, as bottle-nosed, long-nosed, &c.; NOSE'-LED, led by the nose, ruled and befooled completely; NOSE'LESS, without a nose.--ns. NOSE'-LEAF, a membranous appendage on the snouts of phyllostomine and rhinolophine bats, forming a highly sensitive tactile organ; NOSE'-OF-WAX, an over-pliable person or thing; NOSE'-PIECE, the outer end or point of a pipe, bellows, &c.: the extremity of the tube of a microscope to which the objective is attached: a nose-band: the nasal in armour; NOSE'-RING, an ornament worn in the septum of the nose or in either of its wings; NOS'ING, the projecting rounded edge of the step of a stair or of a moulding.--AQUILINE NOSE, a prominent nose, convex in profile; BOTTLE NOSE, a name given to certain species of cetaceans: an eruption on the nose such as is produced by intemperate drinking; PUG NOSE, a short turned-up nose; ROMAN NOSE, an aquiline nose.--HOLD, KEEP, or PUT ONE'S NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE (see GRINDSTONE); LEAD BY THE NOSE, to cause to follow blindly; PUT ONE'S NOSE OUT OF JOINT, to bring down one's pride or sense of importance: to push out of favour; THRUST ONE'S NOSE INTO, to meddle officiously with anything; TURN UP ONE'S NOSE (at), to express contempt for a person or thing. [A.S. nosu; Ger. nase, L. nasus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Nasus-n. Bleed, Epistaxis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  44. [Latin] The hollow organ situated in the middle of the face, the upper part of which (Olfactory region) is designed for the appreciation of odors, the lower part (Respiratory region) for filtering and warming the inspired air. It consists of a shell of bone and cartilage, enclosing two cavities (Nasal fossae) separated by the nasal septum, and each divided by the turbinated bones and their spongy covering into three antero-posterior passages (see Meatus). na
  45. Member of face or head placed above mouth containing nostrils& serving as organ of smell (parson\'s n., rump of cooked fowl; n. of wax, person or thing easily influenced or moulded; make LONG n.; keep n. to GRIND-stone; as plain as the n. in your face, easily seen; count or tell nn., count supporters &c., decide question by mere numbers; follow one\'s n., go straight forward, be guided by instinct; poke, thrust, &c., one\'s n., pry or intrude into something; turn up one\'s n. at, show disdain for; cut off one\'s n. to spite one\'s face, indulge pique at one\'s own expense; put one\'s n. out of joint, supplant or disconcert or frustrate him; bite or snap one\'s n. off, answer him snappishly; pay through the n., be overcharged, have to pay exorbitant prices; speak through one\'s n., pronounce with nasal twang; LEAD by then.; under one\'s n., straight before him, regardless of his displeasure); sense of smell (has a good n., esp. of dogs, & flg. of detectives &c.); odour, perfume, of hay, tea, &c.; open end or nozzle of pipe, tube, bellows, retort, &c.; prow; projecting part; n.-ape, proboscis-monkey; n.-bag, containing fodder for hanging to horse\'s head; n.-band, lower band of bridle passing over n. & attached to cheek-straps; n.-flute, musical instrument blown with n. among Siamese, Fijians, &c.; nosegay bunch of (esp. sweet-scented) flowers; n.-monkey, proboscis-monkey; n.-piece, = n.-band, also part of microscope to which object-glass is attached; n.-pipe, piece of piping used as nozzle; n.-rag (slang), pocket-handkerchief; n.-ring, fixed in n. of bull &c. for leading, also ornament worn by savages; hence (-) nosed, noseless, aa. (Vb) perceive smell of, discover by smell, (fig.) detect (noses a job in everything), smell out; rub with the n., thrust n. against or into; sniff (at, about adv. & prep.), pry or search (after, for); push one\'s way, push (one\'s way), with the n. (esp. of ship); (of strata &c.) dip in, basset out. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. The special organ of the sense of smell. American pocket medical dictionary.
  47. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Latin, Slavonic] The prominent part of the face, which is the organ of smell;—power of smelling ; hence, scent ; —a projecting end or vent ; a snout ; a nozzle. Cabinet Dictionary

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