Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

nose

play
noun \ˈnōz\

Medical Definition of nose

  1. 1a:  the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity; broadly :  this part together with the nasal cavityb:  the anterior part of the head above or projecting beyond the muzzle

  2. 2:  the sense of smell :  olfaction

  3. 3:  olfactory organ



Illustration of nose



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to eat gluttonously or ravenously

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

gregarious superficial flashy tetchy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ