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Webster 1913 Edition


Hose

Hose

(hōz)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Hose
, formerly
Hosen
(hō′z’n)
.
[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.
Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee.
These men were bound in their coats, their
hosen
, and their hats, and their other garments.
Dan. iii. 21.
His youthful
hose
, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank.
Shakespeare
2.
Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings.
3.
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.
Hose carriage
,
Hose cart
, or
Hose truck
,
a wheeled vehicle fitted for conveying hose for extinguishing fires.
Hose company
,
a company of men appointed to bring and manage hose in the extinguishing of fires.
[U.S.]
Hose coupling
,
coupling with interlocking parts for uniting hose, end to end.
Hose wrench
,
a spanner for turning hose couplings, to unite or disconnect them.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hose

HOSE

,
Noun.
plu.
hosen or hose; pron. hoze, ho'zn.
1.
Breeches or trowsers.
2.
Stockings; coverings for the legs. This word, in mercantile use, is synonymous with stockings,though originally a very different garment.
3.
A leathern pipe,used with fire-engines, for conveying water to extinguish fires.

Definition 2021


Hose

Hose

See also: hose, hōse, and hőse

German

Noun

Hose f (genitive Hose, plural Hosen, diminutive Höschen n)

  1. trousers

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hose

hose

See also: Hose, hōse, and hőse

English

A US naval officer using a fire hose.

Noun

hose (countable and uncountable, plural hoses or hosen)

  1. (countable) A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid.
  2. (uncountable) A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights.
  3. (obsolete) Close-fitting trousers or breeches, reaching to the knee.
    • Bible, Daniel iii. 21
      These men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments.
    • Shakespeare
      His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide / For his shrunk shank.

Usage notes

  • (garment covering legs) Formerly a male garment covering the lower body, with the upper body covered by a doublet. By the 16th century hose had separated into two garments, stocken and breeches. Since the 1920's, hose refers mostly to women's stockings or pantyhose

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Verb

hose (third-person singular simple present hoses, present participle hosing, simple past and past participle hosed)

  1. (transitive) To water or spray with a hose.
    • 1995, Vivian Russell, Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny, ISBN 9780711209886, page 83:
      Only days before the garden opens, the concrete is hosed down with a high-pressure jet and scrubbed.
  2. (transitive) To deliver using a hose.
    • 2003, Tony Hillerman, The Sinister Pig, ISBN 0061098787, page 57:
      He had just finished hosing gasoline into his tank, a short man, burly, needing a shave, and wearing greasy coveralls.
  3. (transitive) To provide with hose (garment)
    • 1834 July to December, Pierce Pungent, “Men and Manners”, in Fraser's magazine for town and country, volume X, page 416:
      The mighty mass of many a mingled race,
      Who dwell in towns where he pursued the chase;
      The men degenerate shirted, cloaked, and hosed-
      Nose and eyes only to the day exposed
  4. (transitive) To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
    • 2003, John R. Bruning, Jungle ace, Brassey's, ISBN 9781574886948, page 136:
      His guns hosed down the vessel's decks, sweeping them clear of sailors, blowing holes in the bulkheads, and smashing gun positions.
  5. (transitive) To trick or deceive.
    • 1995, Keath Fraser, Popular anatomy, The Porcupine's Quill, ISBN 9780889841499, page 458:
      Bartlett elaborated on what had happened at the warehouse, saying he thought Chandar was supposed to have advised, not hosed him.
  6. (transitive, computing) To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.
    • 2006 Spring, Joel Durham Jr., “Pimp Out Win XP with TweakUI”, in Maximum PC, Future US, Inc., ISSN 1522-4279, page 63:
      There aren't any tricky hexadecimal calculations to snare your brain, nor is there a need to worry about hosing the registry for all eternity.

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