hose

hose
[[t]ho͟ʊz[/t]]
hoses, hosing, hosed
1) N-COUNT A hose is a long, flexible pipe made of rubber or plastic. Water is directed through a hose in order to do things such as put out fires, clean cars, or water gardens.

You've left the garden hose on...

The firemen unwrapped their hoses and began dousing the scorched grain silos.

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2) N-COUNT A hose is a pipe made of rubber or plastic, along which a liquid or gas flows, for example from one part of an engine to another.

Water in the engine compartment is sucked away by a hose.

3) VERB If you hose something, you wash or water it using a hose.

[V n] We wash our cars and hose our gardens without even thinking of the water that uses. [Also V]

4) N-UNCOUNT Hose is used to refer to tights, socks, and stockings. [TECHNICAL or, OLD-FASHIONED]
See also panty hose

If you have varicose veins, consider wearing elastic support hose.

Syn:
5) N-UNCOUNT Hose is an old-fashioned men's garment that looks like a pair of very tight trousers.
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  • Hose — may refer to:People * Brutil Hose (b.1979), soccer player * Charles Hose 1863 1929, British ethnologist * Henry Hose * Sam Hose, African American worker lynched in 1899Animals * Hose s Broadbill, Calyptomena hosei * Hose s Frog, Rana hosei * Hose …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hose — Sf std. (10. Jh.), mhd. hose, ahd. hose, as. hosa Stammwort. Aus g. * husōn f., auch in anord. hosa, ae. hosa m./f. So bezeichnet wurde ursprünglich eine Art Strümpfe, die an der eigentlichen Hose (s. unter Bruch3) befestigt waren (deshalb noch… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Hose — Hose: Mhd. hose, ahd. hosa »Bekleidung der ‹Unter›schenkel samt den Füßen«, asächs. hosa »eine Art Jagdstrumpf«, aengl. hosa »Strumpf, Bein oder Fußbekleidung«, aisl. hosa »Langstrumpf, Hose« gehen auf germ. *husōn zurück, das in altgermanischer …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • hose — [hōz] n. pl. hose or, for 3, hoses [ME < OE hosa, leg covering, akin to Ger hose < IE * (s)keus < base * (s)keu , to conceal, hide > SKY] 1. Historical a tightfitting outer garment worn by men, covering the hips, legs, and feet, or… …   English World dictionary

  • Hose — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Bsp.: • Der Junge bekam eine neue Hose (oder: ein Paar neue Hosen). • Patrick trug eine graue Hose. • Ich brauche eine neue Hose. • Ich liebe meine neue Hose …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Hose — Hose: I.Hose,die:1.〈Kleidungsstück〉Hosen;Beinkleid(veraltet)♦umg:Büx·Buxe(norddt)–2.Jacke/RockwieH.:⇨gleich(2);toteH.:a)⇨Langeweile(1)–b)⇨Trauerkloß;indieH.gehen:⇨scheitern(b) II.Hosen(Pl):1.→I,1–2.dieH.anhaben:⇨bestimmen(2);sich[tüchtig]aufdieH.s… …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • hose — ► NOUN 1) (Brit. also hosepipe) a flexible tube conveying water. 2) (treated as pl. ) stockings, socks, and tights. ► VERB ▪ water or spray with a hose. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Hose — Hose, 1) so v.w. Beinkleider; 2) so v.w. Strumpf, bes. in Tyrol Strümpfe, welche nur bis an die Schuh reichen, also keine Socken haben; 3) Rüstung der Beine von metallnen Schienen od. starkem Leder; 4) beim Schafbock die Wollbedeckung der Keulen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hose — Hose, beim Pferd die Muskulatur des Unterschenkels, nach deren Entwickelung man volle und dürftige H. (fuchslendig) unterscheidet; bei den Adlern das Schenkelgefieder, daher Hosenadler, die eigentlichen Adler mit bis zur Zehenwurzel befiederten… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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