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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOSE, noun

1. The prominent part of the face which is the organ of smell, consisting of two similar cavities called nostrils. The nose serves also to modulate the voice in speaking, and to discharge the tears which flow through the lachrymal ducts. Through this organ also the air usually passes in respiration, and it constitutes no small part of the beauty of the face. In man, the nose is situated near the middle of the face; but in quadrupeds, the nose is at or near the lower extremity of the head.

2. The end of any thing; as the nose of a bellows.

3. Scent; sagacity.

We are not offended with a dog for a better nose than his master.

To lead by the nose to lead blindly.

To be led by the nose to follow another obsequiously, or to be led without resistance or enquiring the reason.

To thrust one's nose into the affairs of others, to meddle officiously in other people's matters; to be a busy-body.

To put one's nose out of joint, to alienate the affections from another.

NOSE, verb transitive

1. To small; to scent.

2. To face; to oppose to the face.

NOSE, verb intransitive To look big; to bluster. [Not used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. A hemorrhage or bleeding at the nose.

2. A plant of the genus Achillea.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NO'SED, adjective

1. Having a nose; as in long-nosed.

2. Having sagacity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NO'SE-FISH, noun A fish of the lether-mouthed kind, with a flat blunt snout; called also broad-snout.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NO'SEGAY, noun A bunch of flowers used to regale the sense of smelling.

As on the nosegay in her breast reclined.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Genesis 24:22; Exodus 35:22) "earing;" (Isaiah 3:21; Ezekiel 16:12) "jewel on the forehead," a ring of metal, sometimes of gold or silver, passed usually through the right nostril, and worn by way of ornament by women in the East. Upon it are strung beads, coral or jewels. In Egypt it is now almost confined to the lower classes.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Only mentioned in Isaiah 3:21, although refered to in Genesis 24:47, Proverbs 11:22, Hosea 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 of gold and weighed half a shekel...At the present day the women in the country and in the desert wear these ornaments in one of the sides of the nostrils, which droop like the ears in consequence."

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NO'SELESS, adjective Destitute of a nose.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NO'SE-SMART, noun A plant, nasturtium; cresses.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOSETHRIL. [See Nostril.]