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English noun: nose

1. nose (body) the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals


SamplesHe has a cold in the nose.


Synonymsolfactory organ


Broader (hypernym)chemoreceptor


Narrower (hyponym)beak, conk, hawk nose, honker, hooknose, hooter, neb, nozzle, proboscis, pug nose, Roman nose, rostrum, schnoz, schnozzle, snoot, snout, snout, snout


Part holonymanterior naris, arteria ethmoidalis, bridge, ethmoidal artery, internasal suture, nasal cavity, nostril, sutura internasalis, turbinal, turbinate, turbinate bone


Part meronymface, human face, upper respiratory tract

2. nose (artifact) a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)


SamplesThe nose of the rocket heated up on reentry.


Broader (hypernym)front


Part meronymaircraft, missile

3. nose (artifact) the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon


SamplesHe ducked under the nose of the gun.


Broader (hypernym)front

4. nose (quantity) a small distance


SamplesMy horse lost the race by a nose.


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

5. nose (communication) a symbol of inquisitiveness


SamplesKeep your nose out of it.


Broader (hypernym)symbol

6. nose (cognition) the sense of smell (especially in animals)


SamplesThe hound has a good nose.


Broader (hypernym)olfaction, olfactory modality, sense of smell, smell


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

7. nose (cognition) a natural skill


SamplesHe has a nose for good deals.


Broader (hypernym)science, skill

8. nose (artifact) a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged


Synonymsnozzle


Broader (hypernym)spout


Narrower (hyponym)showerhead


Part meronymgas burner, gas jet, oilcan, sprinkler system


English verb: nose

1. nose (perception) search or inquire in a meddlesome way


SamplesThis guy is always nosing around the office.


Synonymshorn in, intrude, poke, pry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)look, search

2. nose (motion) advance the forward part of with caution


SamplesShe nosed the car into the left lane.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advance, bring forward

3. nose (perception) catch the scent of; get wind of


SamplesThe dog nosed out the drugs.


Synonymsscent, wind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)smell

4. nose (motion) push or move with the nose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)force, push

5. nose (contact) rub noses


Synonymsnuzzle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle

6. nose (competition) defeat by a narrow margin


ExamplesThe fighter managed to nose his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome









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