Definition of Snout

1. Noun. A long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose.

Exact synonyms: Neb
Group relationships: Muzzle
Specialized synonyms: Proboscis, Trunk
Generic synonyms: Nose, Olfactory Organ



2. Noun. Informal terms for the nose.
Exact synonyms: Beak, Honker, Hooter, Nozzle, Schnoz, Schnozzle, Snoot
Generic synonyms: Nose, Olfactory Organ
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa

3. Noun. Beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils.
Exact synonyms: Rostrum
Generic synonyms: Nose, Olfactory Organ

Definition of Snout

1. n. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.

2. v. t. To furnish with a nozzle or point.

Definition of Snout

1. Noun. The long, projecting nose, mouth and jaw of a beast, as of pigs. ¹

2. Noun. The nose of a man, (in contempt). ¹

3. Noun. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc. ¹

4. Noun. The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles; a rostrum. ¹

5. Noun. The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; a rostrum. ¹

6. Noun. (British slang) Tobacco; cigarettes. ¹

7. Verb. To furnish with a nozzle or point. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snout

1. to provide with a nozzle [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Snout

1. 1. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine. 2. The nose of a man; in contempt. 3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc. 4. The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; called also rostrum. The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles. Snout beetle, any pyralid moth. See Pyralid. Origin: OE. Snoute, probably of Scand, or Low German origin; cf. LG. Snute, D. Snuit, G. Schnauze, Sw. Snut, snyte, Dan. Snude, Icel. Snta to blow the nose; probably akin to E. Snuff, v.t. Cf. Snite, Snot, Snuff. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snout

snotters
snottery
snottie
snottier
snotties
snottiest
snottily
snottiness
snottinesses
snotting
snottite
snotty
snotty-nosed
snottygobble
snottygobbles
snout (current term)
snout beetle
snout beetles
snout moth
snout moths
snout reflex
snouted
snoutier
snoutiest
snouting
snoutish
snoutless
snoutlike
snouts
snouty

Literary usage of Snout

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1918)
"In the smallest example space between front tip of lower jaw and snout tip slightly less than snout measured from its tip to eye. ..."

2. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1870)
"snout rather pointed; the halves of the lower lip separated bv an ... snout with small osseous scutes; parietal and temporal plates subequal in size 4. ..."

3. The Batrachia of North America by Edward Drinker Cope (1889)
"Distance between outstretched toes in length from snout to groin once. Tail: Length from behind anus to rest of animal nearly equal. ..."

4. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"Head flat, oblong, scarcely distinct from neck, with the snout rather long aud ... Head corned «i scales only the foremost part of the snout nj the lips are ..."

5. Investigations of the Aquatic Resources and Fisheries of Porto Rico by United States Bureau of Fisheries, Barton Warren Evermann, Millard Caleb Marsh, William A. Wilcox (1900)
"Dorsal moderato or long, its first ray In advance of vent; snout moderate or ... Caudal rings 24; body rings 19; doreal rays 30, on 1+6 rings; snout long; ..."

6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1921)
"The snout varies from about equal length and breadth at the base in the very ... The lateral margins of the snout are unusually smooth; in the very young ..."

7. The Life of North American Insects by Benedict Jaeger, Henry C. Preston (1859)
"Its head, thorax, and wing-covers are dark olive-green, striped with red, yellow, and white in a very singular manner, and resembling hieroglyphics. snout ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"snout produced. Vomerine teeth and anterior lingual teeth large, fang-like ; posterior ... snout produced, with tho upper jaw protruding beyond the lower, ..."

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