nose - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils

    Her nose is bleeding.

    Hold your nose (=press the two sides of it) and put your head under the water.

    I’d like to punch him on the nose.

    someone’s nose is running (=someone has liquid coming out of their nose):

    Can you pass me a tissue – my nose is running.

    a runny nose (=a nose with liquid coming out of it):

    a group of dirty children with runny noses

    blow your nose (=to force liquid out of your nose):

    Excuse me, I just need to blow my nose.

  2. 2
    the front part of an aircraft