Advance cautiously, front end first, as in We nosed the boat into her berth, or The car nosed in very slowly. [ Mid-1900s ]
Pry, snoop, as in He was nosing into our finances again. [ First half of 1900s ]
Also see: poke one’s nose into
Only mentioned in Isa. 3:21, although refered to in Gen. 24:47, Prov. 11:22, Hos. 2:13. They were among the most valued of ancient female ornaments. They “were made of ivory or metal, and occasionally jewelled. They were more than an inch in diameter, and hung upon the mouth. Eliezer gave one to Rebekah which was […]
noun, Informal. 1. cosmetic surgery of the nose; rhinoplasty. noun 1. (slang) a surgical remodelling of the nose for cosmetic reasons n. “rhinoplasty,” 1963, from nose (n.) + job (n.). nose job n. Rhinoplasty, especially one performed for cosmetic purposes. noun phrase Plastic surgery to beautify a nose; rhinoplasty (1963+)
noun 1. a leaflike outgrowth of skin on the nose of various bats, thought to be sensitive to vibrations of the air.
noun a fear of illness; also called nosophobia Word Origin noso- ‘disease’