nose Definition

the part projecting above the mouth on the face of a person or animal, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling.

Using nose: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "nose" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has a small nose.

  • Example

    The dog's nose is wet.

  • Example

    He broke his nose playing football.

  • Example

    I can smell the flowers with my nose.

nose Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for nose

Phrases with nose

  • to stay out of trouble


    If you want to keep your job, you better keep your nose clean.

  • to pay too much money for something


    I had to pay through the nose for that concert ticket.

  • look down one's nose at

    to regard someone or something as inferior


    She always looks down her nose at people who don't have a college degree.


Summary: nose in Brief

The word 'nose' [noʊz] refers to the facial feature above the mouth that contains the nostrils and is used for breathing and smelling. It is found in humans and animals alike, and can be used in phrases like 'keep your nose clean,' meaning to stay out of trouble, and 'pay through the nose,' meaning to pay too much money for something.

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