|1.||[ noun ] (zoology) 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"
|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|
"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"
|5.||[ noun ] the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon|
"he ducked under the nose of the gun"
|6.||[ verb ] defeat by a narrow margin|
|7.||[ verb ] push or move with the nose|
|8.||[ verb ] rub noses|
|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|
"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"
|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|
|Related terms:||spout showerhead gas_burner sprinkler_system oilcan|