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Dictionary definition for: Nose

1. (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"

2. (v) search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"

3. (n) a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft) "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"

4. (v) advance the forward part of with caution; "She nosed the car into the left lane"

5. (n) the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he ducked under the nose of the gun"

6. (v) catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"

7. (n) a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose"

8. (v) push or move with the nose

9. (n) the sense of smell (especially in animals) "the hound has a good nose"

10. (v) rub noses

11. (n) a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"

12. (v) defeat by a narrow margin

13. (n) a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged

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