from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
- n. A similar sound: the snort of a steam engine.
- n. Slang A drink of liquor, especially when swallowed in one gulp.
- n. Slang Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time.
- n. Slang The liquor or drug so taken.
- intransitive v. To breathe noisily and forcefully through the nostrils.
- intransitive v. To make a sound resembling noisy exhalation: "The wind snorted across the Kansas plains” ( Gail Sheehy).
- intransitive v. To make an abrupt noise expressive of scorn, ridicule, or contempt.
- intransitive v. Slang To ingest a drug, such as cocaine or heroin, by sniffing.
- transitive v. To express by snorting: He snorted his disapproval.
- transitive v. Slang To ingest by sniffing: snorted cocaine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.
- n. 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".
- v. To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
- v. (slang) To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To force the air with violence through the nose, so as to make a noise, as do high-spirited horsed in prancing and play.
- intransitive v. To snore.
- intransitive v. To laugh out loudly.
- n. The act of snorting; the sound produced in snorting.
- transitive v. To expel throught the nostrils with a snort; to utter with a snort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To snore loudly.
- To force the air with violence through the nose, so as to make a noise: said of persons under excitement, and especially of high-spirited horses.
- To laugh outright or boisterously; burst into a horse-laugh.
- To turn up: said of the nose.
- To express by a snort; say with a snort: as, to snort defiance.
- To expel or force out as by a snort.
- n. A loud abrupt sound produced by forcing air through the nostrils.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
- v. make a snorting sound by exhaling hard
- v. inhale recreational drugs
- v. inhale through the nose
- v. indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose
- n. a disrespectful laugh
From Middle English snorten, to snort, from fnorten, variant of fnoren; see snore.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)