nose

nose
I UK [nəʊz] / US [noʊz] noun [countable]
Word forms "nose":
singular nose plural noses
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1) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils

Her nose is bleeding.

Hold your nose (= press the two sides of it) and put your head under the water.

I'd like to punch him on the nose.

someone's nose is running (= someone has liquid coming out of their nose):

Can you pass me a tissue – my nose is running.

a runny nose (= a nose with liquid coming out of it):

a group of dirty children with runny noses

blow your nose (= to force liquid out of your nose):

Excuse me, I just need to blow my nose.

2) the front part of an aircraft

get (right) up your noseBritish

informal to annoy you a lot


That superior attitude of his gets right up my nose.

have a (good) nose for something — to have the ability to find or recognize something

He had a nose for a good news story.

poke/shove/stick your nose into something — to show too much interest in things that are someone's private business

You have no right to poke your nose into my affairs!

turn your nose up (at something)informal to refuse to accept something, especially because you do not think it is good enough

We offered her a perfectly good job, and she turned her nose up at it.

See:
cut off 10), follow, grindstone, look I, pay I, plain I, skin I, thumb II

II UK [nəʊz] / US [noʊz] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "nose":
present tense I/you/we/they nose he/she/it noses present participle nosing past tense nosed past participle nosed
1) if a vehicle noses forward, it moves forward slowly and carefully

A huge truck was nosing through the traffic.

The ambulance nosed its way out of the crowd.

2) to move into a position where you are slightly in front of someone
nose ahead/in front/into the lead:

By half-time, Wales had nosed ahead, with the score at 16–14.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • nose — [nōz] n. [ME < OE nosu, akin to Ger nase, orig. a dual, meaning “the two nostrils” < IE base * nas , nostril > Sans nāsā, the nose, lit., pair of nostrils, L nasus, nose & naris (pl. nares), nostril] 1. the part of the human face between …   English World dictionary

  • Nose — (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa, Icel. n[ o]s, Sw. n[ a]sa, Dan. n[ a]se, Lith. nosis, Russ. nos , L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. [root]261. Cf. {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nose — ► NOUN 1) the facial part projecting above the mouth, containing the nostrils and used in breathing and smelling. 2) the front end of an aircraft, car, or other vehicle. 3) the sense of smell. 4) an instinctive talent for detecting something. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Nose — Nose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nosed} (n[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Nosing}.] 1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out. [1913 Webster] 2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Nose — Nose, v. i. To push or move with the nose or front forward. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] A train of cable cars came nosing along. Hamlin Garland. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nose — (n[=o]z), v. i. 1. To smell; to sniff; to scent. Audubon. [1913 Webster] 2. To pry officiously into what does not concern one; to {nose around}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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