nose

nose
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. proboscis, snout, muzzle, beak, schnozzle (sl.); nasal or olfactory organ; nostrils. See convexity.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The organ of smell]
Syn. nasal organ, nasal cavity, nares, nasal passages, nostrils, olfactory nerves, snoot*, proboscis*, beak*, bill*, trunk*; see also organ 2 .
2. [A projection]
Syn. snout, nozzle, muzzle; see projection .
by a nose*,
Syn. by a very small margin, too close for comfort, barely; see almost .
count noses*,
Syn. take attendance, add, total, sum up; see count .
cut off one's nose to spite one's face,
Syn. injure one's own interests, hurt oneself, be self-destructive; see hurt 1 .
follow one's nose,
Syn. go straight forward, continue blindly, keep going; see advance 1 , continue 1 .
look down one's nose at*,
Syn. disdain, snub, be disgusted by; see scorn 1 .
on the nose*,
Syn. precisely, to the point, correctly; see exactly .
pay through the nose,
Syn. pay an unreasonable price, pay heavily, get taken*; see pay 1 .
put one's nose out of joint*,
Syn. harm, irritate, hurt; see anger 1 .
turn up one's nose at,
Syn. sneer at, refuse, disdain; see scorn 1 .
under one's (very) nose,
Syn. in plain sight, visible, at one's fingertips; see obvious 1 .
v.
Syn. search, inspect, pry; see examine 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
snout, olfactory organ, proboscis, *beak, *honk, *hooter, *snoot, *bazoo, *schnozzle, *schnozzola, *bugle. ''The bone and gristle penthouse.''—Stewart Robertson.
WORD FIND
blocked nasal passage disorder: deviated septum
descriptive: skewed, gumdrop, potatolike
flattened, somewhat turned-up: pug, snub
hooked like an eagle: aquiline
large: bulbous
red and grossly enlarged: rum nose, whiskey nose, toper’s nose, rhinophyma
redness: rosacea
turned-up: retrousse
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The structure on the human face that contains the nostrils and organs of smell and forms the beginning of the respiratory tract: proboscis. Informal: beak, snoot. Slang: nozzle, schnoz, schnozzle, snout. See BODY, CONVEX. 2. The sense by which odors are perceived: olfaction, scent, smell. See SMELLS. 3. Skill in perceiving, discriminating, or judging: acumen, astuteness, clear-sightedness, discernment, discrimination, eye, keenness, penetration, perceptiveness, percipience, percipiency, perspicacity, sagacity, sageness, shrewdness, wit. See ABILITY, CAREFUL. II verb 1. To perceive with the olfactory sense: scent, smell, sniff, snuff, whiff. Idiom: catch (or get) a whiff of. See SMELLS. 2. Informal. To look into or inquire about curiously, inquisitively, or in a meddlesome fashion. Also used with around: poke, pry, snoop. Idiom: stick one's nose into. See INVESTIGATE, PARTICIPATE.

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