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Nose: the sensory organ

English

Etymology

From Old English nosu

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
nose

Plural
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  1. The organ of the face used to smell things.
  2. A snout, the nose of an animal
  3. The tip of an object (e.g. the nose of a fighter plane).
  4. (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.
    Red Rum only won by a nose.
  5. Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine.
  6. The skill in recognising bouquet.
    It is essential that a winetaster develops a good nose.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Skill at finding information.
    A successful reporter has a nose for news.

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Verb

Infinitive
to nose

Third person singular
nos

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to nose (third-person singular simple present nos, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To move cautiously.
    The ship nosed through the minefield.
  2. (intransitive) To snoop.
    She was nosing around other people’s business.
  3. (transitive) To detect by smell or as if by smell.
    • c. 1601, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 4, sc. 3,
      If you find him not within
      this month, you shall nose him as you go up the
      stairs into the lobby.
  4. (transitive) To push with one's nose.
  5. (transitive) To nuzzle.
  6. (transitive) To win by a narrow margin.

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Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈnoze/

Noun

nose

  1. accusative, genitive or dative singular of nosu
  2. nominative or accusative plural of nosu

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