Definitions of nose

  1. search or inquire in a meddlesome way; " This guy is always nosing around the office"
  2. the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; " he ducked under the nose of the gun"
  3. a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
  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"
  5. a natural skill; " he has a nose for good deals"
  6. the sense of smell ( especially in animals); " the hound has a good nose"
  7. a small distance; " my horse lost the race by a nose"
  8. defeat by a narrow margin
  9. rub noses
  10. advance the forward part of with caution; " She nosed the car into the left lane"
  11. catch the scent of; get wind of; " The dog nosed out the drugs"
  12. a front that resembles a human nose ( especially the front of an aircraft); " the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
  13. push or move with the nose
  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.
  15. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
  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.
  17. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
  18. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
  19. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer.
  20. To smell; to sniff; to scent.
  21. To pry officiously into what does not concern one.
  22. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.
  23. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.
  24. To examine with the nose or sense of smell.
  25. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train nosed its way into the statio;
  26. to beat by ( the length of) a nose.
  27. To push or move with the nose or front forward.
  28. The organ of smell; scent; a snout; nozzle; a spout; anything like a nose.
  29. To smell or scent; to rub or push with the nose; as, horses nose each other.
  30. To smell or scent; to pry curiously.
  31. To smell: to oppose rudely to the face: to sound through the nose.
  32. The organ of smell.
  33. To smell.
  34. To smell; scent; track.
  35. That part of the face containing the organ of smell; the power of smelling; a prow; spout, nozle, etc.
  36. The organ of smell; the end of anything; scent; sagacity.
  37. The prominent part of the face in which is the sense of smell; a snout; a nozzle; scent.

Usage examples for nose

  1. Her nose turned up and her mouth was not small. – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  2. " Give me your nose, Sir," said Mr. Lammle. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  3. You smell this business with a sense as cold As is a dead man's nose. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  4. You cannot see what goes on under your very nose. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  5. And as she blew her nose, she said, " Oh, what an old fool I am!" – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  6. The Queen, however, did not love the King because he had no nose, but she would have much liked to love Ferdinand the Faithful. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  7. They are neck and neck- nose to nose. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  8. She could make out his nose in the dark. – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  9. I put Target's nose down to the water, so that he would drink. – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  10. I've studied yer like a book, an yer nose wasn't made that shape for nuthin'. – Jonah by Louis Stone
  11. Why try to nose him out? – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  12. Back and forth with his nose to the ground he ran. – Old Granny Fox by Thornton W. Burgess
  13. Dr. Lavendar blew his nose before answering. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  14. I'll be bagdadibous, as the chap with a cold in his head said through his nose. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  15. Something about the eyes and nose. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  16. What is Nellie's nose for? – Mr. Punch with The Children by Various
  17. The next instant, however, over he went on his nose, and disappeared. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. Well, maybe a little around the nose, nothing more. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  19. I- I fell on my back, and a lot of water got in my nose and mouth, but- but I got on my feet, and I'm all right now, Sue." – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope