Definitions for: Hose


[n] a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
[n] man's garment of the 16th and 17th centuries; worn with a doublet
[n] socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear as hosiery)
[v] water with a hose; "hose the lawn"



Webster (1913) Definition: Hose (h[=o]z), n.; pl. Hose, formerly Hosen
(h[=o]"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. --Shak.

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, cart, or 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.

Synonyms: hose down, hosepipe, hosiery, tights

See Also: air hose, airline, fire hose, footwear, garden hose, garment, irrigate, leotards, radiator hose, sock, stocking, tube, tubing, water, water cannon, watercannon

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