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Meaning & Definition of Nose in English

English

Nose

/noʊz/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • nose
  • ,
  • olfactory organ

2. A front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)

  • "The nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
    synonym:
  • nose

3. The front or forward projection of a tool or weapon

  • "He ducked under the nose of the gun"
    synonym:
  • nose

4. A small distance

  • "My horse lost the race by a nose"
    synonym:
  • nose

5. A symbol of inquisitiveness

  • "Keep your nose out of it"
    synonym:
  • nose

6. The sense of smell (especially in animals)

  • "The hound has a good nose"
    synonym:
  • nose

7. A natural skill

  • "He has a nose for good deals"
    synonym:
  • nose

8. A projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged

    synonym:
  • nozzle
  • ,
  • nose

verb

1. Search or inquire in a meddlesome way

  • "This guy is always nosing around the office"
    synonym:
  • intrude
  • ,
  • horn in
  • ,
  • pry
  • ,
  • nose
  • ,
  • poke

2. Advance the forward part of with caution

  • "She nosed the car into the left lane"
    synonym:
  • nose

3. Catch the scent of

  • Get wind of
  • "The dog nosed out the drugs"
    synonym:
  • scent
  • ,
  • nose
  • ,
  • wind

4. Push or move with the nose

    synonym:
  • nose

5. Rub noses

    synonym:
  • nuzzle
  • ,
  • nose

6. Defeat by a narrow margin

    synonym:
  • nose

Examples of using

The only carrot in the kitchen became the nose of the snowman we've built.
She hit her boyfriend and broke his nose.
He can touch his nose with his tongue.