Synonyms of nose


1. nose, olfactory organ, chemoreceptor

usage: 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"

2. nose, front

usage: a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"

3. nose, front

usage: the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he ducked under the nose of the gun"

4. nose, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount

usage: a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose"

5. nose, symbol

usage: a symbol of inquisitiveness; "keep your nose out of it"

6. nose, smell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modality

usage: the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a good nose"

7. nose, skill, science

usage: a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"

8. nozzle, nose, spout

usage: a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged


1. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke, search, look

usage: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"

2. nose, advance, bring forward

usage: advance the forward part of with caution; "She nosed the car into the left lane"

3. scent, nose, wind, smell

usage: catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"

4. nose, push, force

usage: push or move with the nose

5. nuzzle, nose, caress, fondle

usage: rub noses

6. nose, get the better of, overcome, defeat

usage: defeat by a narrow margin

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Definition and meaning of nose (Dictionary)