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Definition of NOSE

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Nose \Nose\ (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa, Icel. n["o]s, Sw. n[aum]sa, Dan. n[aum]se, Lith. nosis, Russ. nos', L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. [root]261. Cf. {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.] [1913 Webster]
     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}. [1913 Webster]

     2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
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              We are not offended with a dog for a better nose than his master.                      --Collier. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {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} (Zool.), 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."
        --Massinger

     {Nose piece}, the nozzle of a pipe, hose, bellows, etc.; the end piece of a microscope body, to which an objective is attached.

     {To hold one's nose to the grindstone}, {To put one's nose to the grindstone}, or {To 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. [Slang]

     {To thrust one's nose into}, to meddle officiously in.

     {To wipe one's nose of}, to deprive of; to rob. [Slang]

     {on the nose},
        (a) exactly, accurately.
        (b) (racing) to win, as opposed to {to place} or {to show}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Nose \Nose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nosed} (n[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Nosing}.]
     1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out. [1913 Webster]

     2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently. [1913 Webster]

              Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

              A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature
              . . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its authority.                            --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.] --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

     4. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     5. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     6. To examine with the nose or sense of smell. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     7. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train nosed its way into the station; [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     8. (Racing Slang) to beat by (the length of) a nose. Hence, to defeat in a contest by a small margin; also used in the form {nose out}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Nose \Nose\, v. i.
     To push or move with the nose or front forward. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

           A train of cable cars came nosing along. --Hamlin Garland. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Nose \Nose\ (n[=o]z), v. i.
     1. To smell; to sniff; to scent. --Audubon.
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     2. To pry officiously into what does not concern one; to {nose around}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

154 Moby Thesaurus words for "nose":
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