Meaning of NOSE in English


[nose] n [ME, fr. OE nosu; akin to OHG nasa nose, L nasus] (bef. 12c) 1 a: the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity; broadly: this part together with the nasal cavity b: the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle: snout, proboscis

2. a: the sense of smell: olfaction b: aroma, bouquet

3: the vertebrate olfactory organ

4. a: the forward end or projection of something b: the projecting or working end of a tool

5: the stem of a boat or its protective metal covering

6. a: the nose as a symbol of prying or meddling curiosity or interference b: a knack for discovery or understanding "a keen ~ for absurdity" -- on the nose 1 a: at or to a target point "the bombs landed right on the nose" b (1): on target: accurate (2): accurately

2: to win--used of horse or dog racing bets

[2]nose vb nosed ; vt (ca. 1587) 1: to detect by or as if by smell: scent

2. a: to push or move with the nose b: to move (as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously "nosed my car into the parking space"

3: to touch or rub with the nose: nuzzle ~ vi 1: to use the nose in examining, smelling, or showing affection

2: to search impertinently: pry

3: to move ahead slowly or cautiously "the boat nosed around the bend"

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.