Definition of “nose” - English Dictionary

“nose” in British English

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nosenoun [ C ]

uk /nəʊz/ us /noʊz/

noseverb

uk /nəʊz/ us /noʊz/

(Definition of “nose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nose” in American English

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nosenoun [ C ]

us /noʊz/

nose noun [ C ] (BODY PART)

the part of the face above the mouth through which a person or animal breathes and smells:

He fractured a wrist and broke his nose in a fall.
I have a runny nose (= liquid coming out of the nose).
She blew her nose (= breathed out through the nose to clear it).

nose noun [ C ] (FRONT)

the front of a vehicle, esp. an aircraft or spacecraft

noseverb

us /noʊz/

nose verb (SEARCH)

[ I always + adv/prep ] infml to look around or search in order to discover something, esp. something that other people do not want you to find:

I don’t want you nosing around in my closet.

nose verb (MOVE FORWARD)

[ always + adv/prep ] to move forward slowly and carefully:

[ I ] The car nosed out into traffic.

(Definition of “nose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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