Synonyms of nose in English:

nose


See definition of nose

noun

1

SYNONYMS
snout, muzzle, proboscis, trunk
informal beak, conk, snoot, schnozzle, hooter, sniffer, snitch
Scottish, Northern English informal neb
informal, dated bracket
North American informal, dated bugle

2‘he has a very good nose’

SYNONYMS
sense of smell, olfactory sense

3‘he had a nose for scandal’

SYNONYMS
instinct, feeling, gift for detecting, gift for discovering, sixth sense, intuition, insight, perception

4‘a thin wine with an agreeably fruity nose’

SYNONYMS
smell, bouquet, aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent, odour

5‘the plane's nose dipped as it started descending’

SYNONYMS
tip, nose cone
bow, prow, front end
British bonnet
North American hood
informal droop-snoot

verb

1‘the dog nosed the carcass briefly’

SYNONYMS
nuzzle, nudge, push, prod

2‘she's always nosing into your business’

SYNONYMS
pry, inquire impertinently, be inquisitive, inquire
be curious, poke about, poke around, mind someone else's business, be a busybody, poke one's nose in, stick one's nose in
interfere, interfere in, meddle, meddle in, intrude, intrude on
informal be nosy, be nosy about, nosy, snoop
Australian, New Zealand informal stickybeak

3‘the submarine nosed around the island's waters’

SYNONYMS
move slowly, ease, inch, edge, move, manoeuvre, steer, slip, squeeze, slide
guide, push, tuck

Phrases

    get up someone's nose

    ‘it really got up my nose, and it occured to me to wonder why it was so annoying’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    annoy, aggravate, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke, incense, rile, infuriate, antagonize, make someone's blood boil, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, try someone's patience, make someone's hackles rise

    offend, pique

    rankle

    informal

    peeve, needle, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, bug, get someone, miff, hack off

    British informal

    wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick

    North American informal

    tick off

    vulgar slang

    piss off

    by a nose

    ‘all the appliances tested do the job well, but our best buy wins by a nose’


    SYNONYMS

    just, only just, barely, narrowly, by a narrow margin, by the narrowest of margins, by a very small margin, by a hair's breadth, by the skin of one's teeth

    informal

    by a whisker

    ANTONYMS

    by miles

    on the nose

    ‘the van pulled up at ten on the nose’


    SYNONYMS
    North American

    exactly, precisely, sharp, on the dot

    promptly, prompt, dead, dead on, on the stroke of …, on the dot of …

    informal

    bang, bang on, spot on …

    North American informal

    on the button

    nose something out

    ‘he has a rare gift of nosing out little-recorded composers’


    SYNONYMS

    detect, find, search out, discover, disclose, bring to light, track down, dig up, hunt out, ferret out, root out, uncover, unearth, disinter, smell out, sniff out, follow the scent of, scent out, run to earth, run to ground

    nose around/about/round

    ‘the others were no doubt nosing around the wreck’


    SYNONYMS

    investigate, explore, ferret in, ferret about in, ferret around in, rummage in, search, delve into, peer into, prowl around, have a good look at

    informal

    snoop about, snoop around, snoop round