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Meaning of NOSE

Pronunciation:  nowz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
  2. [n]  the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he ducked under the nose of the gun"
  3. [n]  a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
  4. [n]  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. [n]  a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"
  6. [n]  the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a good nose"
  7. [n]  a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose"
  8. [v]  defeat by a narrow margin
  9. [v]  rub noses
  10. [v]  push or move with the nose
  11. [v]  advance the forward part of with caution; "She nosed the car into the left lane"
  12. [v]  catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"
  13. [v]  search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"

NOSE is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: nozzle, nuzzle, olfactory organ, poke, pry, scent, wind
 See Also: advance, aircraft, anterior naris, arteria ethmoidalis, beak, bridge, bring forward, caress, chemoreceptor, conk, defeat, ethmoidal artery, face, force, front, gas burner, gas jet, hawk nose, honker, hooknose, hooter, human face, internasal suture, look, missile, nasal cavity, neb, nose out, nostril, nozzle, oilcan, olfaction, olfactory modality, overcome, proboscis, pug nose, push, Roman nose, rostrum, scent out, schnozzle, science, search, sense of smell, showerhead, skill, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, smell, smell, smell out, sniff out, snoot, snout, spout, sprinkler system, sutura internasalis, turbinal, turbinate, turbinate bone, upper respiratory tract



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nose\, n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa,
    Icel. n["o]s, Sw. n["a]sa, Dan. n["a]se, Lith. nosis, Russ.
    nos', L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. ? Cf.
    {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.]
    1. (Anat.) 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}.
    2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
             We are not offended with a dog for a better nose
             than his master.                      --Collier.
    3. 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.
    {Nose bit} (Carp.), a bit similar to a gouge bit, but having
       a cutting edge on one side of its boring end.
    {Nose hammer} (Mach.), a frontal hammer.
    {Nose hole} (Glass Making), a small opening in a furnace,
       before which a globe of crown glass is held and kept soft
       at the beginning of the flattening process.
    {Nose key} (Carp.), a fox wedge.
    {Nose leaf} (Zo["o]l.), a thin, broad, membranous fold of
       skin on the nose of many species of bats. It varies
       greatly in size and form.
    {Nose of wax}, fig., a person who is pliant and easily
       influenced. ``A nose of wax to be turned every way.''
    {Nose piece}, the nozzle of a pipe, hose, bellows, etc.; the
       end piece of a microscope body, to which an objective is
    {To hold}, {put}, or {bring one's nose to the grindstone}.
       See under {Grindstone}.
    {To lead by the nose}, to lead at pleasure, or to cause to
       follow submissively; to lead blindly, as a person leads a
       beast. --Shak.
    {To put one's nose out of joint}, to humiliate one's pride,
       esp. by supplanting one in the affections of another.
    {To thrust one's nose into}, to meddle officiously in.
    {To wipe one's nose of}, to deprive of; to rob. [Slang]
  2. \Nose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nosed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
    2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against;
       hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
             Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder. --Tennyson.
             A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature
             . . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its
             authority.                            --Burke.
    3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal
       twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.] --Cowley.
  3. \Nose\ (n[=o]z), v. i.
    1. To smell; to sniff; to scent. --Audubon.
    2. To pry officiously into what does not concern one.
  4. \Nose\, v. t.
    1. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.
    2. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.
    3. To examine with the nose or sense of smell.
    4. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train
       nosed its way into the statio; (Racing Slang) to beat by
       (the length of) a nose.
  5. \Nose\, v. i.
    To push or move with the nose or front forward.
          A train of cable cars came nosing along. --Hamlin
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your own nose in your dream means a conscious effort to achieve whatever endeavor you chose to undertake. The nose represents energy, intuition, and wisdom. Alternatively, the nose symbolizes curiosity. You dream may suggest your need to learn more about a situation at hand. Dreaming that hair is growing on your nose means extraordinary undertakings that need to be carried through a strong will and character. Dreaming that a bug or insect is coming out of your nose indicates that you are being nosy to the point where it is "bugging" and bothering others. You need to learn to when to get out of people's business and respect their privacy.
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