Feet vs Nose - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between feet and nose

is that feet is (foot) while nose is a protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell.

As a verb nose is

to move cautiously.




  • (foot).
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  • *:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime. Their bases were on a level with the pavement outside, a narrow way which was several feet lower than the road behind the house.}}
  • (lb) Fact; performance; feat.
  • Derived terms

    * a closed mouth gathers no feet * crow's-feet * cubic feet * drag one's feet * fall on one's feet * fall over one's feet * feet first * feet of clay * feet first * feetless * feetlong * find one's feet * flat feet * get cold feet * get one's feet wet * have one's feet on the ground * hold someone's feet to the fire * itchy feet * land on one's feet * metric feet * on one's feet * out on one's feet * put one's feet up * puppy feet * quick on his feet * six feet under * stand on one's own two feet * stocking-feet * think on one's feet * two left feet * vote with one's feet * washing of feet * See also




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    (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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