Hypertext Webster Gateway: "nose"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nose \Nose\, 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. ? Cf.
{Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.]
1. (Anat.) 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}.

2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.

We are not offended with a dog for a better nose
than his master. --Collier.

3. 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.

{Nose bit} (Carp.), a bit similar to a gouge bit, but having
a cutting edge on one side of its boring end.

{Nose hammer} (Mach.), a frontal hammer.

{Nose hole} (Glass Making), a small opening in a furnace,
before which a globe of crown glass is held and kept soft
at the beginning of the flattening process.

{Nose key} (Carp.), a fox wedge.

{Nose leaf} (Zo["o]l.), a thin, broad, membranous fold of
skin on the nose of many species of bats. It varies
greatly in size and form.

{Nose of wax}, fig., a person who is pliant and easily
influenced. ``A nose of wax to be turned every way.''

{Nose piece}, the nozzle of a pipe, hose, bellows, etc.; the
end piece of a microscope body, to which an objective is

{To hold}, {put}, or {bring one's nose to the grindstone}.
See under {Grindstone}.

{To lead by the nose}, to lead at pleasure, or to cause to
follow submissively; to lead blindly, as a person leads a
beast. --Shak.

{To put one's nose out of joint}, to humiliate one's pride,
esp. by supplanting one in the affections of another.

{To thrust one's nose into}, to meddle officiously in.

{To wipe one's nose of}, to deprive of; to rob. [Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nose \Nose\ (n[=o]z), v. i.
1. To smell; to sniff; to scent. --Audubon.

2. To pry officiously into what does not concern one.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nose \Nose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nosed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.

2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against;
hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.

Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder. --Tennyson.

A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature
. . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its
authority. --Burke.

3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal
twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.] --Cowley.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nose \Nose\, v. t.
1. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.

2. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.

3. To examine with the nose or sense of smell.

4. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train
nosed its way into the statio; (Racing Slang) to beat by
(the length of) a nose.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nose \Nose\, v. i.
To push or move with the nose or front forward.

A train of cable cars came nosing along. --Hamlin

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: 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" [syn: {olfactory organ}]
2: a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of
an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on
3: the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he
ducked under the nose of the gun"
4: a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose"
5: the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a
good nose"
6: a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"
7: a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged [syn: {nozzle}]
v 1: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always
nosing around the office" [syn: {pry}, {poke}]
2: advance the forward part of with caution: "She nosed the car
into the left lane"
3: catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the
drugs" [syn: {scent}, {wind}]
4: push or move with the nose
5: rub noses [syn: {nuzzle}]
6: defeat by a narrow margin

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