snout

  • 1 Snout — (snout), n. [OE. snoute, probably of Scand, or Low German origin; cf. LG. snute, D. snuit, G. schnauze, Sw. snut, snyte, Dan. snude, Icel. sn?ta to blow the nose; probably akin to E. snuff, v.t. Cf. {Snite}, {Snot}, {Snuff}.] 1. The long,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 snout|y — «SNOW tee», adjective, snout|i|er, snout|i|est. 1. resembling a snout or muzzle; having a pronounced or prominent snout: »The nose was ugly, long and big, Broad and snouty like a pig (Thomas Otway). 2 …

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  • 3 snout — (n.) early 13c., trunk or projecting nose of an animal, from M.L.G. and M.Du. snute snout, from P.Gmc. *snut (Cf. Ger. Schnauze, Norw. snut, Dan. snude snout ), related to O.E. gesnot (see SNOT (Cf. snot)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 snout — snout; snout·ish; snout·less; …

    English syllables

  • 5 snout — [snout] n. [ME snoute, prob. < MDu snute, akin to Ger schnauze < IE base * snā , * sneu , to drip fluid, wetness > L natare, to swim, nutrire, to nurse] 1. a) the projecting nose and jaws, or muzzle, of an animal b) an anterior… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Snout — Snout, v. t. To furnish with a nozzle or point. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 snout — snau̇t n a long projecting nose (as of a swine) * * * (snout) the long, specialized upper lip and apex of the nose seen in pigs and certain other animals …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 snout — [ snaut ] noun count 1. ) the long nose of a pig or a similar animal a ) the nose and mouth of a DOLPHIN or a similar animal 2. ) LITERARY something that looks like a snout, for example the front part of an airplane …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 snout|ed — «SNOW tihd», adjective. having a snout: »A group of snouted, slit eyed, sinister, and yet beautifully modelled Crusaders helmets... (New Yorker) …

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  • 10 snout — [snaut] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Middle Dutch; Origin: and Middle Low German snut] 1.) the long nose of some kinds of animals, such as pigs 2.) BrE informal a criminal who gives information about other criminals to the police …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 snout — ► NOUN 1) the projecting nose and mouth of an animal. 2) the projecting front or end of something such as a pistol. 3) Brit. informal tobacco or a cigarette. 4) Brit. informal a police informer. DERIVATIVES snouted adjective. ORI …

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  • 12 Snout — For other uses, see Snout (disambiguation). Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) snout showing flehmen …

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  • 13 Snout! — Infobox Game title = Snout! image link = image caption = Box cover and game components designer = illustrator = publisher = Winning Moves players = 2 to 6 ages = 7 and up setup time = 5 minutes playing time = 10 30 minutes random chance = High… …

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  • 14 snout — I. n British 1. the nose 2. a paid police informer. Nose was used to denote a police spy or informer and so were slang synonyms such as nark, snitch and snout. Snout is of more recent origin than the other terms, dating from between the world… …

    Contemporary slang

  • 15 snout — [[t]sna͟ʊt[/t]] snouts 1) N COUNT The snout of an animal such as a pig is its long nose. Two alligators rest their snouts on the water s surface. 2) N COUNT: oft N of n Writers sometimes refer to the front of a car or the barrel of a gun as its… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 snout — [13] Snout and snot [14] are very close etymologically. Both go back ultimately to a prehistoric Germanic base *snut or *snūt , source also of obsolete English snite ‘wipe or pick one’s nose’, German schneuzen ‘blow one’s nose’, and German… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 snout — UK [snaʊt] / US noun [countable] Word forms snout : singular snout plural snouts 1) a) the long nose of a pig or a similar animal b) the nose and mouth of a dolphin or a similar animal 2) literary something that looks like a snout, for example… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 snout — /snaʊt / (say snowt) noun 1. the part of an animal s head projecting forward and containing the nose and jaws; the muzzle. 2. Entomology a prolongation of the head bearing the feeding organs, as in scorpion flies and snout beetles. 3. anything… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 snout — [13] Snout and snot [14] are very close etymologically. Both go back ultimately to a prehistoric Germanic base *snut or *snūt , source also of obsolete English snite ‘wipe or pick one’s nose’, German schneuzen ‘blow one’s nose’, and German… …

    Word origins

  • 20 snout — noun Etymology: Middle English snute; akin to Middle Dutch snūt snout, German Schnauze Date: 13th century 1. a. (1) a long projecting nose (as of a swine) (2) an anterior prolongation of the head of various animals (as a weevil) ; rostrum b. the… …

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