Synonyms of 'nose'
1 snoutDictionary, bill, beak (slang)She's got funny eyes and a big nose.
2 instinctDictionary, feeling, intuitionMy mother has always had a nose for a bargain.
1 ease forward, push, edgeThe car nosed forward out of the drive.Ben drove past them, nosing his car into the garage.
by a nose
nose around or about
The literal meaning of nose is the organ of smell in human beings and other animals used in the detection and tasting of food. This role, and its physical shape, have inspired a host of extended meanings and idioms. Humans are called noses if they are experts on perfume. In this case, the meaning is drawn from the most relevant body part of the person. A nose can also mean the characteristic fragrance of a wine. A human's sense of smell can provide clues at a level beyond explicit thought. Accordingly, nose can mean instinct and intuition, e.g. (have) a nose for trouble. There are many phrases involving nose, such as nose around, nose about, and nose out, all of which involve detection and investigation. However, too much nosing can lead to accusations of nosiness and poking your nose (where it doesn't belong). The physical position of the nose has led to a verbal sense of edging forward in nose your way. A nose also means a winning margin, originally from horseracing, where a close win is by a nose.
Give me a man with a good allowance of nose
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his sharp, aristocratic beak
Its legs and feet are grey, its bill brownish-yellow.
neb (archaic, dialect)
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Thesaurus for nose from the Collins English Thesaurus
Your nose is the part of your face which sticks out above your mouth . You use it for smelling and breathing .