Nose vs Cold - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between nose and cold

is that nose is a protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell while cold is a condition of low temperature.

As a verb nose

is to move cautiously.

As an adjective cold is

(label) having a low temperature.

As an adverb cold is

while at low temperature.



(wikipedia nose)


(en noun)
  • A protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=17 citation , passage=The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. 
  • A snout, the nose of an animal.
  • The tip of an object.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
  • We submerged very slowly and without headway more than sufficient to keep her nose in the right direction, and as we went down, I saw outlined ahead of us the black opening in the great cliff.
  • (horse racing) The length of a horse’s nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race.
  • The power of smelling.
  • * Collier
  • We are not offended with a dog for a better nose than his master.
  • Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine.
  • The skill in recognising bouquet.
  • (by extension) Skill at finding information.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * aquiline nose * bignose * bloody nose * blow one's nose * bottlenose * button nose * cut off one's nose to spite one's face * e-nose * * get up someone's nose * hawknose * in front of one's nose * I've got your nose * keep one's nose clean * look down one's nose * nasal * no skin off one's nose * nose candy * nose cap * nose cone * nose count * nose flute * nose job * nose out of joint * nose pad * nose-pick * nose poke * nose ring * nose test * nose to tail * nose to the grindstone * nosebag * noseband * nosebleed * nosed * nosedive * noseful * noseguard * noseless * noselike * nosepiece * noseplug * nosering * noseshot * noseweight * nosewheel * on the nose * parson's nose * pay through the nose * pick one's nose * plain as the nose on one's face * pope's nose * powder one's nose * pug nose * Red Nose Day * Roman nose * runny nose * snub-nose * socked on the nose * stick one's nose into * the nose knows * thumb one's nose * turn up one's nose * under one's nose * wax-nose * white nose syndrome

    See also

    * rhino-


  • To move cautiously.
  • The ship nosed through the minefield.
  • To snoop.
  • She was nosing around other people’s business.
  • To detect by smell or as if by smell.
  • * , Hamlet , act 4, sc. 3,
  • If you find him not within
    this month, you shall nose him as you go up the
    stairs into the lobby.
  • To push with one's nose.
  • * Tennyson
  • lambs nosing the mother's udder
  • To nuzzle.
  • To win by a narrow margin.
  • To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.
  • to nose a prayer

    Derived terms

    * brown-nose * nosey * nose out


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  • (label) Having a low temperature.
  • *
  • (label) Causing the air to be cold.
  • (label) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
  • Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
  • * 2011 April 23, (Doctor Who), series 6, episode 1, (The Impossible Astronaut):
  • RIVER SONG (upon seeing the still-living DOCTOR, moments after he made her and two other friends watch what they thought was his death): This is cold'. Even by your standards, this is ' cold .
  • *
  • Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.
  • Completely unprepared; without introduction.
  • Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.
  • (label) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.
  • (label) Cornered, done for.
  • *
  • (label) Not pungent or acrid.
  • * (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • cold plants
  • (label) Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.
  • * (Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
  • What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!
  • * (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • The jest grows cold when it comes on in a second scene.
  • Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.
  • (label) Not sensitive; not acute.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Smell this business with a sense as cold / As is a dead man's nose.
  • Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm'' and ''hot .
  • (label) Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.
  • Synonyms

    * chilled, chilly, freezing, frigid, glacial, icy, cool * (of the weather) (qualifier) brass monkeys, nippy, parky, taters * (of a person or animal) * (unfriendly) aloof, distant, hostile, standoffish, unfriendly, unwelcoming * (unprepared) unprepared, unready * See also


    * (having a low temperature) baking, boiling, heated, hot, scorching, searing, torrid, warm * (of the weather) hot (See the corresponding synonyms of (hot).) * (of a person or animal) hot (See the corresponding synonyms of (hot).) * (unfriendly) amiable, friendly, welcoming * (unprepared) prepared, primed, ready

    Derived terms

    * as cold as charity * as cold as ice, cold as ice * as cold as the grave, cold as the grave * blow hot and cold * brass monkeys * bring someone out in a cold sweat * coldness * cold-blooded * cold call * cold case * cold cash * cold comfort * cold cream * cold cuts * cold-eyed * cold feet/get cold feet * cold fish * cold front * * cold-hearted * cold one * cold-read * cold reading * cold snap * cold start * cold storage * cold store * cold sweat * cold turkey * cold war * cold-weld * come in from the cold * freezing cold * get cold feet * give someone the cold shoulder * in cold blood * in the cold light of day * leave someone cold * leave someone out in the cold * make someone's blood run cold * stone-cold * throw cold water on


    (en noun)
  • A condition of low temperature.
  • Come in, out of the cold .
  • (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
  • I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.


    * (low temperature) coldness * (illness) common cold, coryza, head cold

    Derived terms

    * bitter cold * brass monkey weather * catch cold * catch one's death of cold * cold sore * cold virus * common cold * head cold

    Coordinate terms

    * freeze, frost


    (en adverb)
  • While at low temperature.
  • ''The steel was processed cold .
  • Without preparation.
  • The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.
  • With finality.
  • I knocked him out cold .




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    See also

    * cool * fresh * lukewarm * tepid 1000 English basic words