nose

Your nose is the body part sticking out of your face (not that pimple, the pointy feature with two nostrils used for smelling).

A nose is a sense organ — your nose tells you if the milk's gone bad or the cantaloupe is ripe. Dogs' noses give them even more information, about where their owners have been or which neighbor cats have been hanging out in their yards. If someone says you "have a nose" for something, they mean you're talented at it. As a verb, nose means to pry or meddle, or for an animal to push its nose against or into something.

Definitions of nose
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: olfactory organ
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    neb, snout
    a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
    rostrum, snout
    beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils
    beak, honker, hooter, nozzle, schnoz, schnozzle, snoot, snout
    informal terms for the nose
    conk
    informal term for the nose
    hawk nose
    a nose curved downward like the beak of a hawk
    proboscis
    the human nose (especially when it is large)
    pug nose
    a short nose; flattened and turned up at the end
    Roman nose, hooknose
    a nose with a prominent slightly aquiline bridge
    proboscis, trunk
    a long flexible snout as of an elephant
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    chemoreceptor
    a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
  2. noun
    the sense of smell (especially in animals)
    “the hound has a good nose
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    olfaction, olfactory modality, sense of smell, smell
    the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
  3. noun
    a natural skill
    “he has a nose for good deals”
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    science, skill
    ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
  4. verb
    catch the scent of; get wind of
    “The dog nosed out the drugs”
    synonyms: scent, wind
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    smell
    inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
  5. verb
    rub noses
    synonyms: nuzzle
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    caress, fondle
    touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
  6. noun
    a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    “the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry”
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    front
    the side that is seen or that goes first
  7. noun
    the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon
    “he ducked under the nose of the gun”
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    front
    the side that is seen or that goes first
  8. noun
    a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
    synonyms: nozzle
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    showerhead
    a perforated nozzle that showers water on a bather
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    spout
    an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  9. verb
    advance the forward part of with caution
    “She nosed the car into the left lane”
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    advance, bring forward
    cause to move forward
  10. verb
    push or move with the nose
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    force, push
    move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  11. noun
    a symbol of inquisitiveness
    “keep your nose out of it”
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    symbol
    an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
  12. verb
    search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    “This guy is always nosing around the office”
    synonyms: horn in, intrude, poke, pry
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    look, search
    search or seek
  13. noun
    a small distance
    “my horse lost the race by a nose
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    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
  14. verb
    defeat by a narrow margin
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    defeat, get the better of, overcome
    win a victory over
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