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  • n  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
  • n  a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry
  • n  the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon
    he ducked under the nose of the gun
  • n  a small distance
    my horse lost the race by a nose
  • n  a symbol of inquisitiveness
    keep your nose out of it
  • n  the sense of smell (especially in animals)
    the hound has a good nose
  • n  a natural skill
    he has a nose for good deals
  • n  a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
  • v  search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • v  advance the forward part of with caution
    She nosed the car into the left lane
  • v  catch the scent of; get wind of
    The dog nosed out the drugs
  • v  push or move with the nose
  • v  rub noses
  • v  defeat by a narrow margin

  • He then injects a filler fluid called hyaluronic acid into her nose and chin and pinches them into shape.
  • Rhinoplasty is the flossy name that surgeons give to fixing up noses.
  • Your nose is one of the less complicated parts of your body, and yet we credit it with considerable intelligence in the area of truth vs.
News & Articles


  • Halle Berry in Holy Moly (blog)
    We were going through pictures to see which ones looked silly, and one of my Jewish friends said (of the big-nose picture), 'That could be your Jewish cousin!' And I guess it was fresh in my mind, and it just came out of my mouth,said Halle,...
  • Joran van der Sloot in The Pulse
    Van der Sloot said in the transcripts: "At that moment impulsively, with my right elbow I hit her in the face exactly on top of the nose. There was blood everywhere. What am I going to do now; I had blood on my shirt. There was also blood on the...
  • Michael Steele in
    Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele Monday said Democrats were "thumbing their nose and flipping the bird to the American people," The Washington Post said.

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