3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nose \Nose\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Nosed} (n[=o]zd); 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.] --Cowley.

4. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. To examine with the nose or sense of smell. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train nosed its way into the station; [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nosed \Nosed\, adjective Having a nose, or such a nose; -- chiefly used in composition; as, pug-nosed. nosedive

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind [ant: {noseless}]

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