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Definition 1: a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry

(nose is a kind of ...) the side that is seen or that goes first

(... is part of nose) a vehicle that can fly

(... is part of nose) a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control

Definition 2: a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for nose in the sense of this definition

(nose is a kind of ...) an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain

(... is a kind of nose ) a perforated nozzle that showers water on a bather

(... is part of nose) burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame

(... is part of nose) a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery

(... is part of nose) a system for extinguishing fires; water from a network of overhead pipes is released through nozzles that open automatically with the rise in temperature

Definition 3: the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ducked under the nose of the gun

(nose is a kind of ...) the side that is seen or that goes first

Definition 4: the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals - [noun denoting body]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a cold in the nose

Synonyms for nose in the sense of this definition

(nose is a kind of ...) a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli

(... is a kind of nose ) a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose

(... is a kind of nose ) a nose with a prominent slightly aquiline bridge

(... is a kind of nose ) a short nose; flattened and turned up at the end

(... is a kind of nose ) the human nose (especially when it is large)

(... is a kind of nose ) a nose curved downward like the beak of a hawk

(... is a kind of nose ) informal term for the nose

(... is a kind of nose ) informal terms for the nose

(... is a kind of nose ) beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils

(nose is a part of ...) the suture between the two nasal bones

(nose is a part of ...) either of the two cavities lying between the floor of the cranium and the roof of the mouth and extending from the face to the pharynx

(nose is a part of ...) a branch of the ophthalmic artery supplying structures in and around the nasal capsule

(nose is a part of ...) the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose

"her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"

(nose is a part of ...) any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates

(nose is a part of ...) either one of the two external openings to the nasal cavity in the nose

(... is part of nose) the nose and throat and trachea

(... is part of nose) the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

"he washed his face" "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

Definition 5: the sense of smell (especially in animals) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hound has a good nose

(nose is a kind of ...) the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

(nose belongs to category ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 6: a natural skill - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a nose for good deals

(nose is a kind of ...) ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

"the skill of a well-trained boxer" "the sweet science of pugilism"

Definition 7: a symbol of inquisitiveness - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • keep your nose out of it

(nose is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

Definition 8: a small distance - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my horse lost the race by a nose

(nose is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 9: defeat by a narrow margin - [verb of competition]

(nose is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

Definition 10: rub noses - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for nose in the sense of this definition

(nose is a kind of ...) touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

"He caressed her face" "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

Definition 11: push or move with the nose - [verb of motion]

(nose is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

Definition 12: advance the forward part of with caution - [verb of motion]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She nosed the car into the left lane

(nose is a kind of ...) cause to move forward

"Can you move the car seat forward?"

Definition 13: search or inquire in a meddlesome way - [verb of perception]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This guy is always nosing around the office

Synonyms for nose in the sense of this definition

(nose is a kind of ...) search or seek

"We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest" "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

Definition 14: catch the scent of; get wind of - [verb of perception]

Samples where nose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dog nosed out the drugs

Synonyms for nose in the sense of this definition

(nose is a kind of ...) inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

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