1. [ noun ] (zoology) the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
Synonyms: olfactory_organ

"he has a cold in the nose"

Related terms: chemoreceptor Roman_nose snout hawk_nose snout conk beak pug_nose proboscis face respiratory_system upper_respiratory_tract nostrils turbinate_bone bridge nasal_cavity anterior_naris internasal_suture ethmoidal_artery scent
2. [ noun ] a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)

"the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"

Related terms: front aircraft missile
3. [ verb ] search or inquire in a meddlesome way
Synonyms: poke pry

"This guy is always nosing around the office"

Related terms: search sniff_out
4. [ verb ] advance the forward part of with caution

: "She nosed the car into the left lane"

Related terms: advance
5. [ noun ] the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon

"he ducked under the nose of the gun"

Related terms: front
6. [ verb ] defeat by a narrow margin
Related terms: overcome
7. [ verb ] push or move with the nose
Related terms: push
8. [ verb ] rub noses
Synonyms: nuzzle
Related terms: caress
9. [ noun ] a natural skill

"he has a nose for good deals"

Related terms: skill pry
10. [ verb ] catch the scent of; get wind of
Synonyms: wind scent

"The dog nosed out the drugs"

Related terms: smell sniff_out scent
11. [ noun ] a small distance

"my horse lost the race by a nose"

Related terms: small_indefinite_quantity
12. [ noun ] (physiology) the sense of smell (especially in animals)

"the hound has a good nose"

Related terms: smell animal
13. [ noun ] a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
Synonyms: nozzle
Related terms: spout showerhead gas_burner sprinkler_system oilcan
Similar spelling:   nosey