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(v. i.) To pry officiously into what does not concern one.


(n.) 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.


(n.) The power of smelling; hence, scent.


(n.) 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.


(v. t.) To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.


(v. t.) To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.


(v. i.) To push or move with the nose or front forward.


(v. t.) to beat by (the length of) a nose.


(v. t.) To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer.


(v. t.) To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train nosed its way into the statio;


(v. t.) To examine with the nose or sense of smell.


(v. t.) To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.


(v. t.) To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.


(v. i.) To smell; to sniff; to scent.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Nose'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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