Definitions of nose

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