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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Eikhl was contentious, shouted, and snorted laughter through a single nostril.
▪ "You must be nuts," Carla snorted.
▪ My sister snorts when she laughs.
▪ The horse lowered its head, and snorted at them.
Snort, dance, bonk, snort some more - bloody good value, old Henry.
▪ It snorted, and carefully raised its hind leg and straightened it as if to rid itself of an encumbrance.
▪ It dresses in red and also wears the emotions of a snorting, charging bull.
▪ Jacobs snorts -- and the gallery was a real wreck from neglect.
▪ Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless ocean overruns the globe.
▪ Pat Buchanan still pads and snorts on the sidelines.
▪ The Lieutenant's horse was tossing its head, snorting, raising its bright hooves high as it trampled the crop.
▪ Then an animal snorted quietly and broke the momentary stillness.
▪ She gave an undignified little snort.
▪ She gave a snort, then a sigh.
▪ She reached for the radio tuning-dial, giving a little snort of self-disgust at her own choice of adjective.
▪ The horse gives another snort and settles down.
▪ Barbara Coleman gave a snort of disgust.
▪ I had spoken in jest, but Challenger gave a contemptuous snort.
▪ He gave a royal snort, either of disappointment or relief, and snapped his fingers for another round of wine.
▪ Cliff, smaller and curly-haired, seated next to Ken, gave a snort of laughter.
▪ From the other side of the library came a loud unmistakable snort -- it was the professor.
▪ Susskind gave a loud snort.
▪ Barbara Coleman gave a snort of disgust.
▪ From the bushes came a low snort and the scraping of branches.
▪ I took another snort and offered it to him.
▪ She gave a snort, then a sigh.
▪ She would wrinkle her nose, show all her teeth and give a little puff of a snort.
▪ The hooves slammed out and with a snort of terror it hurtled off up the path followed by the others.
▪ Then, some yards away he heard a snort and the clink of metal.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Snort \Snort\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Snorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Snorting.] [OE. snorten; akin to snoren. See Snore.]

  1. To force the air with violence through the nose, so as to make a noise, as do high-spirited horsed in prancing and play.

  2. To snore. [R.] ``The snorting citizens.''

  3. To laugh out loudly. [Colloq.]


Snort \Snort\, n. The act of snorting; the sound produced in snorting.


Snort \Snort\, v. t. To expel throught the nostrils with a snort; to utter with a snort.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "to snore," probably related to snore (v.). Meaning "breathe through the nose with a harsh sound" first recorded 1520s. Sense of "express contempt" is from 1818. Meaning "to inhale cocaine" is first attested 1935. Related: Snorted; snorting. American English snorter "something fierce or furious" is from 1833.


1808, "act of snorting," from snort (v.). Meaning "a drink of liquor" (especially whiskey) is from 1889.


n. 1 The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose. 2 (context slang English) A dose of a drug to be snorted. Here, "drug" includes snuff (i.e., pulverized tobacco). A snort also may be a drink of whiskey, as "Let's have a snort". 3 (context slang English) An alcoholic drink. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose. 2 (context transitive slang English) To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose. 3 (context intransitive obsolete English) To snore.

  1. n. a disrespectful laugh [syn: snicker, snigger]

  2. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn: boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, bird]

  3. v. indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose; "she snorted her disapproval of the proposed bridegroom"

  4. make a snorting sound by exhaling hard; "The critic snorted contemtuously"

  5. inhale recreational drugs [syn: huff]

  6. inhale through the nose [syn: take a hit]

  7. ingest through the nose; "The drug addict was snorting cocaine every night"

Snort (software)

Snort is a free and open source network intrusion prevention system (NIPS) and network intrusion detection system (NIDS) created by Martin Roesch in 1998. Snort is now developed by Sourcefire, of which Roesch is the founder and CTO, and which has been owned by Cisco since 2013.

In 2009, Snort entered InfoWorld's Open Source Hall of Fame as one of the "greatest [pieces of] open source software of all time".


Snort may refer to:

  • Snort (software), a package for intrusion detection
  • Snort, a map-coloring game
  • Insufflation, the act of blowing, breathing, hissing, or puffing
  • Nasal administration, the inhaling of drugs through the nose
  • Snort, a common military name for a submarine snorkel
  • The name of an excavator in Are You My Mother?

Usage examples of "snort".

If the butler could have snorted, or the rector have rapped out an uncomplimentary adjective, the duchess would have felt cheered.

Orlin, sporting a black eye that made him wince with each grin, described the fight back at the bower with a relish that made Agatine snort.

Cloud snorted and the other horses acted bothered, but the ambient was otherwise quiet, and Cloud settled to being brushed again, rocking gently to the strong strokes Danny put into it.

She snorted, sounding remarkably like Arra, sat down, and licked her butt.

Brother Peter coughed, Aumery succumbed to a fit of snorting laughter.

Dutch so that Mijnheer Beek pulled her up on every sentence she uttered, listening to her strangely meek apologies with disbelieving snorts.

The beisa snorted, and the Count forgot all about the levelled pistol in his hand in his sudden desperate desire to reach the safety of the Rolls.

It was freezing very sharply and was very cold, and I was making up my mind to steer all night for the pole-star, much fearing that I should be brought up by one of the affluents of the Platte, or that Birdie would tire, when I heard the undertoned bellowing of a bull, which, from the snorting rooting up of earth, seemed to be disputing the right of way, and the pony was afraid to pass.

Reluctantly, she condones Dad taking a snort now and then, but as soon as she saw Bish Ware, her face started to stiffen.

They led Bor up, snorting and blowing in the early morning cold, roped his legs, and threw him down on his side.

A terrible snort noise, all wet and cloggy, it could make you sick to be near it.

Theo and Cumber, gave a little snort, then picked up her tiny bowl of dandelion wine and had another drink.

I snorted, and picked up my saddle-bags and stalked through the crowd which give back in a hurry and take care to cuss under their breath when I tromped on their fool toes.

Why would they pay fifty percent more to shop in a fancified store when they can get the same thing here if they snort around a bit?

By the firelight he got his first good look at Feste, who was now sniffing his hand, and let out a snort of laughter.