What is nose?

  • (noun): The front or forward projection of a tool or weapon.
    Example: "He ducked under the nose of the gun"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Anatomically, a nose is a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the mouth. Behind the nose are the olfactory mucosa and the sinuses. Behind the nasal cavity, air next passes through the pharynx, shared with the digestive system, and then into the rest of the respiratory system. In humans, the nose is located centrally on the face; on most other mammals, it is on the upper tip of the snout.

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Some articles on nose:

Nose, Osaka
... Nose (能勢町, Nose-chō?) is a town situated in Toyono District, Osaka, Japan ... Nose is noted for the "Noma Keyaki", a 1,000-year old Keaki tree, 25 m tall, 11.95 m trunk circumference ...
Haunted Mouse - Plot
... Oblivious, Jerry picks up an olive and Tom's nose, believing it is a mushroom ... Tom notices that his nose is missing and uses his hand to creep up on Jerry ... He pokes Jerry and points to his missing nose as if to say, "Ahem, I would like my nose back if you don't mind." Jerry gives him the radish and Tom screws it on ...
... Nasal /ˈneɪzəl/ (noun) is the medieval term for the nose guard of a helmet ... Nasal (adjective) refers to the Nose, part of human or animal anatomy ... of the face, and form, by their junction, "the bridge" of the nose Nasal cavity, a large air filled space above and behind the nose in the middle of the face Nasal concha, a long, narrow and curled bone shelf ...
DH-1 - Beyond LEO
... Linking two such refueled stages nose to nose would enable you to take ~35,000 lb to the Lunar surface, the Martian surface, or geosynchronous orbit, and return to the station ... Variants with a stretched cabin and a hinged nose have also been suggested ...
Parnassius Hide - Classification
... Closely related to Parnassius patricius ssp priamus ... Five subspecies are described ...

More definitions of "nose":

  • (verb): Search or inquire in a meddlesome way.
    Example: "This guy is always nosing around the office"
    Synonyms: pry, poke
  • (verb): Rub noses.
    Synonyms: nuzzle
  • (noun): The organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals.
    Example: "He has a cold in the nose"
    Synonyms: olfactory organ
  • (noun): A front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft).
    Example: "The nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
  • (noun): The sense of smell (especially in animals).
    Example: "The hound has a good nose"
  • (verb): Defeat by a narrow margin.
  • (noun): A small distance.
    Example: "My horse lost the race by a nose"
  • (noun): A natural skill.
    Example: "He has a nose for good deals"
  • (noun): A projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged.
    Synonyms: nozzle
  • (verb): Catch the scent of; get wind of.
    Synonyms: scent, wind
  • (verb): Advance the forward part of with caution.
    Example: "She nosed the car into the left lane"
  • (verb): Push or move with the nose.

Famous quotes containing the word nose:

    Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine,
    Jiggling yr knees blankeyed in the rain,
    When it snows in yr nose you catch cold in yr brain.
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    Love sits enthroned in Clara’s eyes,
    The Graces play her lips around,
    And in her cheeks the tendrest dyes
    Of lilly mixed with rose are found.
    Where charms so irresistless throng
    What mortal heart can try resistance?
    But ah! her nose is two feet long,
    And bids our passions keep their distance.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    I see a schoolboy when I think of him,
    With face and nose pressed to a sweet-shop window....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)