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nose (symbol)

Definition:

a symbol of inquisitiveness

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

nosey | nosy

Plural:

noses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

keep your nose out of it

Etymology:

Old English nosu, from Proto-Germanic *nusus (compare Old Norse nös, Old Frisian...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of nose...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Nose

a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the mouth. Behind the nose are the olfactory mucosa and the sinuses. Behind the nasal cavity, air next passes through the ... (41 of 1200 words, 3 images)

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Nose (disambiguation)

a protuberance in vertebrates which admits and expels air for respiration. Nose may also refer to: "The Nose" (鼻, Hana?), a short story by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa | "The Nose" (Gogol), a short story by Nikolai Gogol | The Nose (opera), an... (39 of 306 words, 21 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Nose (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

nose [anatomy]

the prominent structure between the eyes that serves as the entrance to the respiratory tract and contains the olfactory organ. It provides air for ... (24 of 350 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/420420​/nose

New World Dictionary:

nose | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle]

the part of the human face between the mouth and the eyes, having two openings and cavities behind them for breathing and smelling | the part that ... (26 of 219 words, 15 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nose

Wiktionary:

nose | noses [plural] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle] | beezer [British, slang] | beezers [British, slang, plural] | schnozz [slang] | schnozzes [slang, plural]

A protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell. | A snout, the nose of an animal | The tip of an object. | [horse racing] The length of a horse's nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a... (47 of 144 words, 14 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nose

Oxford Dictionary:

nose | the end of one's | by a nose | count noses | cut off one's nose to spite one's face | get one's nose in front | get up someone's nose | give someone a bloody nose | have one's nose in a book | ...

the part projecting above the mouth on the face of a person or animal, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling | [singular] : the ... (26 of 842 words, 36 definitions, 39 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nose

Collins Dictionary:

nose | schnozzle [United States, slang, sense-specific] | lead by the nose [sense-specific] | naso- [synonym] | cut off one's nose to spite one's face [sense-specific] | get up someone's nose [sense-specific] | keep one's nose clean [sense-specific] | keep one's nose to the grindstone [sense-specific] | lead someone by the nose [sense-specific] | ...

the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract, consisting of a ... | the sense of smell itself: in hounds and other animals, the ability to ... (27 of 757 words, 28 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nose

Random House Dictionary:

nose | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle] | count noses [sense-specific] | cut off one's nose to spite one's face [sense-specific] | follow one's nose [sense-specific] | keep one's nose clean [sense-specific] | keep one's nose to the grindstone [sense-specific] | lead or lead around by the nose [sense-specific] | ...

the part of the face or facial region in humans and certain animals that ... | this part as the organ of smell. | the sense of smell. | anything ... (27 of 699 words, 34 definitions, 22 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/nose

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nose [countable] | noses [plural] | get right up your nose | have a good nose for something | keep your nose clean | keep your nose out | nose to tail | poke/shove/stick your nose into something | put someone's nose out of joint | ...

the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils | the front part of an ... (29 of 417 words, 13 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nose

nose [intransitive, verb] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle] | noses [3rd-person singular present]

if a vehicle noses forward, it moves forward slowly and carefully | to move into a position where you are slightly in front of someone (24 of 87 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nose 20

Merriam-Webster:

nose [entry 1, noun] | on the nose | under one's nose | snout [synonym, sense-specific] | proboscis [synonym, sense-specific] | broadly [synonym, sense-specific] | olfaction [synonym, sense-specific] | bouquet [synonym, sense-specific] | accurate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part ... | the sense of smell; "olfaction" ; "aroma", "bouquet" | the vertebrate ... (25 of 321 words, 9 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nose

nose [entry 2, verb] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle] | scent [synonym, sense-specific] | nuzzle [synonym, sense-specific] | pry [synonym, sense-specific] | poke [synonym, sense-specific] | smell [synonym, sense-specific] | sniff [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to detect by or as if by smell; "scent" | to push or move with the nose ; to move (as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously | to touch or rub with the ... (32 of 222 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nose show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

nose | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle] | noses [3rd-person singular present] | nose out | naso-

The part of the human face or the forward part of the head of other ... | The sense of smell | The ability to detect, sense, or discover as if by ... (30 of 224 words, 15 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nose

Columbia Encyclopedia:

nose

olfactory and respiratory organ, located between the eyes. The external nose, composed of bone and cartilage, is the most prominent feature of the ... (23 of 197 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0836057​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

nose [entry 1]

the part of the face that sticks out above the mouth, through which you breathe and smell | [specialized] the particular smell of a wine (24 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nose 1

nose [entry 2]

the front of a vehicle, especially an aircraft (8 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nose 2

nose [entry 3, informal]

to look around or search in order to discover something, especially something that other people do not want you to find (21 of 51 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nose 3

nose [entry 4]

to (make a vehicle) move forwards slowly and carefully (9 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nose 4

Encarta Dictionary:

nose | noses [plural] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle]

the part of the face or head through which a person or animal breathes and smells | the sense of smell, especially the ability to recognize things by ... (27 of 492 words, 11 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861633821​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

nose

Origin: Old English nosu, from Proto-Germanic *nusus (compare Old Norse nös, Old Frisian nose, Dutch neus, Old High German ... (18 of 175 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=nose

Wiktionary:

nose | noses [plural] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English nose, from Old English nosu, from Proto-Germanic *nusō (compare West Frisian noas, Dutch neus, Norwegian nos 'snout'), variant of *nasō (compare Low German Nees, German... (27 of 55 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nose

New World Dictionary:

nose | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English from Old English nosu, akin to German nase, originally a dual, meaning "the two nostrils" from Indo-European base ... (20 of 39 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nose

Oxford Dictionary:

nose | the end of one's

Origin: Old English nosu, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch neus, and more remotely to German Nase, Latin nasus, and Sanskrit nāsā; also to "ness"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nose

Collins Dictionary:

nose

Origin: Old English nosu; related to Old Frisian nose, Norwegian nosa to smell and nus smell

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nose

American Heritage Dictionary:

nose | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle] | noses [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English nosu; see nas- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nose

Merriam-Webster:

nose [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English nosu; akin to Old High German nasa nose, Latin nasus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nose

Encarta Dictionary:

nose | noses [plural] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle]

Origin: Old English nosu from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861633821​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

nose | noses [plural] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "nose"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "nose"

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Collins Dictionary:

nose

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nose"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nose

bouquet

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nose"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bouquet

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nose [countable] | noses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nose"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nose

nose [intransitive, verb] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle] | noses [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nose"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nose 20

Macmillan American Dictionary:

nose [countable, noun] | noses [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nose"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/nose

nose [intransitive, verb] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle] | noses [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nose"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/nose 20

Cambridge Dictionary:

nose [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "nose"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "nose"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nose 1

the Free Dictionary:

nose

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "nose"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "nose"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "nose" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/nose

Google Dictionary:

nose | noses [plural] | nosed [past tense] | nosing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "nose"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

nose

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nose"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=nose​0001 word=nose

YourDictionary Audio:

nose

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nose" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nose

freedictionary.org:

nose

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nose" by speech synthesizer

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