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nose

nose

 
 
pronunciation:
noz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of the face on people and certain animals through which they breathe and smell.
 
definition 2: the sense of smell.
My cat has a good nose for fish and cheese.
definition 3: the front part of something that sticks out.
The plane's nose pointed upwards as it took off.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: nosed, noses, nosing
definition 1: to notice by smell.
The raccoon nosed the dead fish in the garbage.
similar words:
smell
definition 2: to move forward slowly or carefully.
We nosed our way up to the stage.
definition 3: to meddle; snoop (often followed by "about," "around," or "into").
He's always nosing into someone else's business.
similar words:
meddle, root, snoop
derivations: noseless (adj.), noselike (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words nose and knows (a form of "know") sound alike but have different meanings.
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