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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)

Put \Put\ (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i.
1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.]

2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.

His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. --Dryden.

3. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.

{To put about} (Naut.), to change direction; to tack.

{To put back} (Naut.), to turn back; to return. ``The French
. . . had put back to Toulon.'' --Southey.

{To put forth}.
(a) To shoot, bud, or germinate. ``Take earth from under
walls where nettles put forth.'' --Bacon.
(b) To leave a port or haven, as a ship. --Shak.

{To put in} (Naut.), to enter a harbor; to sail into port.

{To put in for}.
(a) To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share
of profits.
(b) To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a
(c) To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for.

{To put off}, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as
a ship; to move from the shore.

{To put on}, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently.

{To put over} (Naut.), to sail over or across.

{To put to sea} (Naut.), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to
advance into the ocean.

{To put up}.
(a) To take lodgings; to lodge.
(b) To offer one's self as a candidate. --L'Estrange.

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

Put \Put\, n.
1. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a
push; as, the put of a ball. ``A forced put.''

2. A certain game at cards. --Young.

3. A privilege which one party buys of another to ``put''
(deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc.,
at a certain price and date. [Brokers' Cant]

A put and a call may be combined in one instrument,
the holder of which may either buy or sell as he
chooses at the fixed price. --Johnson's

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

Put \Put\, n. [OF. pute.]
A prostitute. [Obs.]

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

Put \Put\, n. [See {Pit}.]
A pit. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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

Put \Put\, obs.
3d pers. sing. pres. of {Put}, contracted from putteth.

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

Put \Put\, n. [Cf. W. pwt any short thing, pwt o ddyn a squab of
a person, pwtog a short, thick woman.]
A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.

Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign.

What droll puts the citizens seem in it all. --F.

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

Put \Put\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to
put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke,
thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v.
1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; --
nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put
by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put
forth = to thrust out).

His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy
spiritual employment. --Jer. Taylor.

2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set;
figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified
relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated
mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put
a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.

This present dignity, In which that I have put you.

I will put enmity between thee and the woman. --Gen.
iii. 15.

He put no trust in his servants. --Job iv. 18.

When God into the hands of their deliverer Puts
invincible might. --Milton.

In the mean time other measures were put in
operation. --Sparks.

3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong
construction on an act or expression.

4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]

No man hath more love than this, that a man put his
life for his friends. --Wyclif (John
xv. 13).

5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection;
to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express;
figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes
followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a
question; to put a case.

Let us now put that ye have leave. --Chaucer.

Put the perception and you put the mind. --Berkeley.

These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin.

All this is ingeniously and ably put. --Hare.

6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

These wretches put us upon all mischief. --Swift.

Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense.
--Sir W.

Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge.

7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion ``overhand,'' the
hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in
athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.

8. (Mining) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working
to the tramway. --Raymond.

{Put case}, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or
suppose the case to be.

Put case that the soul after departure from the body
may live. --Bp. Hall.

{To put about} (Naut.), to turn, or change the course of, as
a ship.

{To put away}.
(a) To renounce; to discard; to expel.
(b) To divorce.

{To put back}.
(a) To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to
(b) To refuse; to deny.

Coming from thee, I could not put him back.
(c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour.
(d) To restore to the original place; to replace.

{To put by}.
(a) To turn, set, or thrust, aside. ``Smiling put the
question by.'' --Tennyson.
(b) To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by

{To put down}.
(a) To lay down; to deposit; to set down.
(b) To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices.
(c) To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to
suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down
rebellion or traitors.

Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down.

Sugar hath put down the use of honey. --Bacon.
(d) To subscribe; as, to put down one's name.

{To put forth}.
(a) To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to
come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves.
(b) To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into
action; to exert; as, to put forth strength.
(c) To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like.
(d) To publish, as a book.

{To put forward}.
(a) To advance to a position of prominence or
responsibility; to promote.
(b) To cause to make progress; to aid.
(c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour.

{To put in}.
(a) To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to
introduce with difficulty; as, to put in a word while
others are discoursing.
(b) (Naut.) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship.
(c) (Law) To place in due form before a court; to place
among the records of a court. --Burrill.
(d) (Med.) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place.

{To put off}.
(a) To lay aside; to discard; as, to put off a robe; to
put off mortality. ``Put off thy shoes from off thy
feet.'' --Ex. iii. 5.
(b) To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate;
to baffle.

I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius
hoped to put me off with an harangue. --Boyle.

We might put him off with this answer.
(c) To delay; to defer; to postpone; as, to put off
(d) To get rid of; to dispose of; especially, to pass
fraudulently; as, to put off a counterfeit note, or an
ingenious theory

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or
commodity future) at a given price before a given date
[syn: {put option}] [ant: {call option}]
v 1: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your
things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the
scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a
certain point" [syn: {set}, {place}, {pose}, {position},
2: cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain
relation; "That song put me in awful good humor."
3: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put
it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite
language" [syn: {frame}, {redact}, {cast}, {couch}]
4: put something on or into (abstractly) assign; ; "She put
much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his
efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting
twist to the interpretation of the story" [syn: {assign}]
5: make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: {invest}, {commit},
{place}] [ant: {divest}]
6: estimate: "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn: {place},
7: cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the
8: adapt; "put these words to music"
9: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my
schedule;" "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with
those of bygone times" [syn: {arrange}, {set up}, {order}]

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