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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hose*hoʊz(n.)(pl.)hose; hos•es

  1. (n.)a flexible tube for conveying a liquid, as water, to a desired point:

    a garden hose.

  2. (used with a pl. v.) an article of clothing, or a pair of such articles, for the foot and some part of the leg; stocking or sock.

    Category: Clothing

  3. (used with a pl. v.) men's tights, as were worn with and usu. attached to a doublet.

    Category: Clothing

    Ref: breeches (def. 1). 1

  4. (v.t.)to water, wash, spray, or drench by means of a hose (often fol. by down).

* for 1,4,5 .

Origin of hose:

bef. 1100; ME; late OE hosa, c. OS, OHG, ON hosa


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hosiery, hose(noun)

    socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)

  2. hose(noun)

    man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet

  3. hose, hosepipe(verb)

    a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas

  4. hose, hose down(verb)

    water with a hose

    "hose the lawn"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hose(noun)ʊz

    a long tube through which water flows

    a garden hose; the firefighters' hose


  1. hose(Noun)

    A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid, hoses.

  2. hose(Noun)

    A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights, hose or hosen.

  3. hose(Verb)

    To water or spray with a hose.

  4. hose(Verb)

    To provide with hose

  5. hose(Verb)

    To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.

  6. hose(Verb)

    To trick or deceive.

  7. hose(Verb)

    To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.

  8. Origin: From hose, from hose, hosa, from husōn (cf. West Frisian hoas 'hose', Dutch hoos 'stocking, water-hose', German Hose 'trousers'), from (s)keu-s (cf. Tocharian A kać 'skin', Russian кишка 'gut', Ancient Greek 'bladder', Sanskrit , from (s)keu-. More at sky.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hose

    of Hose

  2. Hose(noun)

    close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee

  3. Hose(noun)

    covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings

  4. Hose(noun)

    a flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water, from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine


  1. Hose

    Hose are any of various styles of men's clothing for the legs and lower body, worn from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, when the term fell out of use in favor of breeches and stockings. The old plural form of "hose" was hosen. The French equivalent was chausses. Early wool hose were fitted to the leg, and 15th century hose were often made particolored or mi-parti, having each leg a different color, or even one leg made of two colors. These early hose were footed, in the manner of modern tights, and were open from the crotch to the leg. When very short doublets were in fashion, codpieces were added to cover the front opening. By the 16th century, hose had separated into two garments: upper hose or breeches and nether hose or stockings. From the mid-16th to early 17th centuries, a variety of styles of hose were in fashion. Popular styles included: ⁕Trunk hose or round hose, short padded hose. Very short trunk hose were worn over cannions, fitted hose that ended above the knee. ⁕Slops or galligaskins, loose hose reaching just below the knee. ⁕Pluderhosen, a Northern European form of pansied slops with a very full inner layer pulled out between the panes and hanging below the knee.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. hose

    1. vt. [common] To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance. “That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system.” See hosed. 2. n. A narrow channel through which data flows under pressure. Generally denotes data paths that represent performance bottlenecks. 3. n. Cabling, especially thick Ethernet cable. This is sometimes called bit hose or hosery (play on ‘hosiery’) or ‘etherhose’. See also washing machine.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HOSE

    Man's excuse for wetting the walk. HOSIERY Woman's excuse for walking in the wet.

Anagrams of HOSE

  1. hoes

  2. shoe

Translations for HOSE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(alsoˈhosepipe ) a rubber, plastic etc tube which bends and which is used to carry water etc

a garden hose; a fireman's hose.

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