Antonyms for nose

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : nohz
Phonetic Transcription : noʊz

Definition of nose

Origin :
  • Old English nosu, from Proto-Germanic *nusus (cf. Old Norse nös, Old Frisian nose, Dutch neus, Old High German nasa, German Nase), from PIE *nas- "nose" (cf. Sanskrit nasa, Old Persian naham, Old Church Slavonic nasu, Lithuanian nosis, Latin nasus "nose"). Used of any prominent or projecting part from 1530s. (nose cone in the space rocket sense is from 1949). Used to indicate "something obvious" from 1590s. Meaning "odor, scent" is from 1894.
  • Kiv, It could bee no other then his owne manne, that had thrust his nose so farre out of ioynte. ["Barnabe Riche His Farewell to Military Profession," 1581]
  • Pay through the nose (1670s) seems to suggest "bleed." Many extended meanings are from the horse-racing sense of "length of a horse's nose," as a measure of distance between two finishers (1908). To turn up one's nose "show disdain" is from 1818 (earlier hold up one's nose, 1570s); similar notion in look down one's nose (1921). To say something is under (one's) nose "in plain view" is from 1540s.
  • noun smelling organ of animate being
  • verb detect, search
Example sentences :
  • I'm sure that when I wrote these lines, fortune had for a moment tweaked me by the nose.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • She merely turned her head and rubbed his knee with her nose.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • The teacher sunk into a chair, and put his spectacles on his nose.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • You ought to know; you had to pay through the nose for shuttin' his mouth.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • You're right, though,' says he, and with that he tries to put a twister on Diablo's nose.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • And, to make it all the better, it was cold enough to nip one's nose short off!
  • Extract from : « The Three Golden Apples » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I am lean and bony and I've got a beak where I should have a nose.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • His royal blood was streaming from his nose in great abundance.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • He nickered a soft welcome and laid his nose on her shoulder.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Even the hard, drawn lines about his mouth and nose had disappeared.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith

Synonyms for nose

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019