Associations to the word «Nose»


NOSE, noun. A protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell.
NOSE, noun. A snout, the nose of an animal.
NOSE, noun. The tip of an object.
NOSE, noun. (horse racing) The length of a horse’s nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race.
NOSE, noun. The power of smelling.
NOSE, noun. Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine.
NOSE, noun. The skill in recognising bouquet.
NOSE, noun. (by extension) Skill at finding information.
NOSE, verb. (intransitive) To move cautiously by advancing its front end.
NOSE, verb. (intransitive) To snoop.
NOSE, verb. (transitive) To detect by smell or as if by smell.
NOSE, verb. (transitive) To push with one's nose; to nuzzle.
NOSE, verb. (transitive) To defeat (as in a race or other contest) by a narrow margin; sometimes with out.
NOSE, verb. (transitive) To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.
NOSE, verb. (transitive) To furnish with a nose.
NOSE, verb. (transitive) To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to.
NOSE ART, noun. Artwork found on the forward sections of aircraft (though usually not on the nose itself)
NOSE BAG, noun. Alternative spelling of nosebag
NOSE BAGS, noun. Plural of nose bag
NOSE BIT, noun. (carpentry) A bit similar to a gouge bit, but having a cutting edge on one side of its boring end.
NOSE BLEED, noun. Alternative spelling of nosebleed
NOSE BLEEDS, noun. Plural of nose bleed
NOSE CANDY, noun. (idiomatic) Cocaine.
NOSE CAP, noun. (now historical) A protective cap on the end of a gunstock. [from 19th c.]
NOSE CAP, noun. (aeronautics) The protective covering on the end of an aircraft fuselage. [from 20th c.]
NOSE CAP, noun. The nose cone of a missile or shell, often containing explosives or a timer. [from 20th c.]
NOSE CAPS, noun. Plural of nose cap
NOSE CONE, noun. The forwardmost part of an aircraft, rocket or missile; it is shaped to minimise aerodynamic resistance
NOSE FLUTE, noun. A Polynesian musical instrument
NOSE FLUTES, noun. Plural of nose flute
NOSE GRIND, noun. (skateboarding) Alternative form of nosegrind
NOSE GUARD, noun. An item of protection worn over the nose.
NOSE GUARD, noun. (American football) A middle guard.
NOSE GUARDS, noun. Plural of nose guard
NOSE JOB, noun. (informal) A plastic surgical procedure to alter the appearance of the nose, especially for cosmetic reasons; the resulting physical appearance of the nose.
NOSE JOBS, noun. Plural of nose job
NOSE KEY, noun. (carpentry) fox wedge
NOSE OF WAX, noun. (obsolete) A person who is pliant and easily influenced.
NOSE OUT, verb. (transitive) To find using one's sense of smell.
NOSE OUT, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To find by searching.
NOSE OUT, verb. (transitive) To defeat by a small margin.
NOSE OUT OF JOINT, noun. (idiomatic) An emotional state where someone is in a bad mood because he/she has been offended by or taken exception (objected) to some action.
NOSE PAD, noun. Either of the small pieces on many eyeglasses that rest on the wearer's nose.
NOSE PAD, noun. The small leathery part of a cat's nose
NOSE PADS, noun. Plural of nose pad
NOSE PIECE, noun. Alternative form of nosepiece
NOSE POKE, verb. (of a laboratory rodent) To make a selection in a psychological experiment by poking the nose through one of several apertures in order to break a light beam
NOSE POKE, noun. An instance of this activity
NOSE POKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of nose poke
NOSE POKES, noun. Plural of nose poke
NOSE POKES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of nose poke
NOSE POKING, verb. Present participle of nose poke
NOSE RING, noun. A ring affixed to the snout of cattle, to make them follow immediately when a chain is attached to the ring.
NOSE RING, noun. A ring worn on a person's nose, for jewelry
NOSE RINGS, noun. Plural of nose ring
NOSE SLIDE, noun. Alternative form of noseslide
NOSE TEST, noun. (idiomatic) An informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.
NOSE TEST, noun. An inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.
NOSE TEST, noun. (physiology) An inspection of the nasal passages or a trial of their function, as for breathing difficulties.
NOSE TESTS, noun. Plural of nose test
NOSE TO TAIL, adjective. (British) (of traffic) Close to each other, one behind the other.
NOSE TO TAIL, adverb. (British) (of traffic) Moving slowly in this manner.
NOSE TO TAIL, noun. (AU) A minor traffic accident where one vehicle runs in to the back of another.
NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE, adverb. (idiomatic) Hard at work.
NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE, noun. (idiomatic) (after keep, put, have, hold (one's)) used for form idioms meaning "to work hard, or focus heavily on work."

Dictionary definition

NOSE, noun. 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".
NOSE, noun. A front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry".
NOSE, noun. The front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he ducked under the nose of the gun".
NOSE, noun. A small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose".
NOSE, noun. A symbol of inquisitiveness; "keep your nose out of it".
NOSE, noun. The sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a good nose".
NOSE, noun. A natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals".
NOSE, noun. A projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged.
NOSE, verb. Search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office".
NOSE, verb. Advance the forward part of with caution; "She nosed the car into the left lane".
NOSE, verb. Catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs".
NOSE, verb. Push or move with the nose.
NOSE, verb. Rub noses.
NOSE, verb. Defeat by a narrow margin.

Wise words

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