nose /ˈnoz/ 名詞
1. Anat. The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril, and Olfactory organ under Olfactory.
2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
We are not offended with a dog for a better nose than his master. --Collier.
3. A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the nose of a teakettle.
Nose bit Carp., a bit similar to a gouge bit, but having a cutting edge on one side of its boring end.
Nose hammer Mach., a frontal hammer.
Nose hole Glass Making, a small opening in a furnace, before which a globe of crown glass is held and kept soft at the beginning of the flattening process.
Nose key Carp., a fox wedge.
Nose leaf Zool., a thin, broad, membranous fold of skin on the nose of many species of bats. It varies greatly in size and form.
Nose of wax, (fig.), a person who is pliant and easily influenced. “A nose of wax to be turned every way.” --Massinger
Nose piece, the nozzle of a pipe, hose, bellows, etc.; the end piece of a microscope body, to which an objective is attached.
To hold one's nose to the grindstone, To put one's nose to the grindstone, or To bring one's nose to the grindstone. See under Grindstone.
To lead by the nose, to lead at pleasure, or to cause to follow submissively; to lead blindly, as a person leads a beast. --Shak.
To put one's nose out of joint, to humiliate one's pride, esp. by supplanting one in the affections of another. [Slang]
To thrust one's nose into, to meddle officiously in.
To wipe one's nose of, to deprive of; to rob. [Slang]
on the nose, (a) exactly, accurately. (b) racing to win, as opposed to to place or to show.
Nose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nosed p. pr. & vb. n. Nosing.]
1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder. --Tennyson.
A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature . . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its authority. --Burke.
3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.]
4. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.
5. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.
6. To examine with the nose or sense of smell.
7. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train nosed its way into the station;
8. Racing Slang to beat by (the length of) a nose. Hence, to defeat in a contest by a small margin; also used in the form nose out.
Nose v. i. To push or move with the nose or front forward.
A train of cable cars came nosing along. --Hamlin Garland.
Nose v. i.
1. To smell; to sniff; to scent.
2. To pry officiously into what does not concern one; to nose around.
n 1: 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" [syn: olfactory organ]
2: a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of
an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on
3: the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he
ducked under the nose of the gun"
4: a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose"
5: the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a
6: a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"
7: a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged [syn: nozzle]
v 1: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always
nosing around the office" [syn: pry, poke]
2: advance the forward part of with caution; "She nosed the car
into the left lane"
3: catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the
drugs" [syn: scent, wind]
4: push or move with the nose
5: rub noses [syn: nuzzle]
6: defeat by a narrow margin