What does HOSE mean?

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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"


  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

  5. Origin: [AS. hose; akin to D. hoos, G. hose breeches, OHG. hosa, Icel. hosa stocking, gather, Dan. hose stocking; cf. Russ. koshulia a fur jacket.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hose

    hōz, n. a covering for the legs or feet: stockings: socks: a flexible pipe for conveying water, so called from its shape:—pl. Hose; (B.) Hos′en.—ns. Hose′man, one who directs the stream of water from the hose of a fire-engine; Hose′pipe; Hose′-reel, a large revolving drum or reel for carrying hose for fire-engines, &c.; Hō′sier, one who deals in hose, or stockings and socks, &c.; Hō′siery, hose in general. [A.S. hosa, pl. hosan; Dut. hoos, Ger. hose.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. hose

    Hose (noun) a see-through tights that used as a stockings or socks for legs.

    Hose a cloth leg that covers the foot reaching to the knee is also called as a low shoe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HOSE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HOSE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ken Kam:

    It's going to be a little like drinking water out of a fire hose.

  2. John Cox:

    That’s when the idea hit me, i saw the spray handle and got the idea to use the air hose.

  3. Robbie Koenig:

    Robbie commenting on Sock v Zverev match. Jack's forehand and control like an unattended garden hose

  4. Jimmy Dickens:

    May the bird of paradise fly up your nose; May an elephant caress you with its toes; May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose; May the bird of paradise fly up your nose.

  5. Thomas McKenna:

    There are numerous barriers, like sills, that would block a wheeled robot. In addition, a humanoid robot can use firefighting gear designed for humans, such as protective coats, backpack fire suppressants, hand-held sensors and hose nozzles.

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