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EN[nəʊz] [noʊz] [-əʊz]
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  • Anatomically, a nose is 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.
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    Definition of nose in English Dictionary

  • NounPLnosesSUF-ose
    1. A protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell.
      1. The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue.  [ …] .
    2. A snout, the nose of an animal.
      1. The tip of an object.
        1. (horse racing) The length of a horse’s nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race.
          1. Red Rum only won by a nose. ‎
        2. A perfumer.
          1. The power of smelling.
            1. Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine.
              1. The skill in recognising bouquet.
                1. It is essential that a winetaster develops a good nose. ‎
              2. (by extension) Skill at finding information.
                1. A successful reporter has a nose for news. ‎
            2. VerbSGnosesPRnosingPT, PPnosed
              1. VI To move cautiously by advancing its front end.
                1. The ship nosed through the minefield.
              2. VI To snoop.
                1. She was nosing around other people’s business.
              3. VT To detect by smell or as if by smell.
                1. VT To push with one's nose; to nuzzle.
                  1. VT To defeat (as in a race or other contest) by a narrow margin; sometimes with out.
                    1. VT To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.
                      1. to nose a prayer
                    2. VT To furnish with a nose.
                      1. to nose a stair tread
                    3. VT To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to.
                    4. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • She had distinctive facial features with upslanting palpebral fissures, a long tubular nose with a prominent nasal bridge and tip, an overhanging columella, and a short philtrum.
                        • Because they have far more powerful noses than humans, dogs are ideal to sniff out drugs.
                        • And in the floor, with nose and mouth tobroke, They walwe as doon two pigges in a poke --Chaucer, The Reeve's Tale
                      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • Brooke looked quite elegant in her gown until she snortled and champagne came out of her nose.
                        • You can pick your friends; you can pick your nose; but you can't pick your friends' noses.
                        • The dork holding the torch — usually an eager first-time safari-goer - is soon sitting with eyes and lips clenched tight, turning blue from the effort of not inhaling bugs through his nose.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                        • Verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Transitive verbs
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                          Grammatically, this word "nose" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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