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Definition of nose:

  1. A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the nose of a teakettle.
  2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
  3. The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril, and Olfactory organ under Olfactory.
  4. to beat by ( the length of) a nose.
  5. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.
  6. To examine with the nose or sense of smell.
  7. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.
  8. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train nosed its way into the statio;
  9. To pry officiously into what does not concern one.
  10. To push or move with the nose or front forward.
  11. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
  12. To smell; to sniff; to scent.
  13. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
  14. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer.


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