noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hoses for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hosen [hoh-zuhn] .
a flexible tube for conveying a liquid, as water, to a desired point: a garden hose; a fire hose.
(used with a plural verb) an article of clothing for the foot and lower part of the leg; stocking or sock.
an article of clothing for the leg, extending from about the knee to the ankle and worn with knee breeches.
(used with a plural verb) knee breeches.
(used with a plural verb) tights, as were worn with, and usually attached to, a doublet.
British Dialect. a sheath, or sheathing part, as that enclosing a kernel of grain.
Golf. hosel.
verb (used with object), hosed, hosing.
to water, wash, spray, or drench by means of a hose (often followed by down ): to hose the garden; to hose down the ship's deck.
to cheat, trick, or take advantage of.
to defeat decisively.
to reject.
Chiefly Military. to attack or assault (an area) in order to gain control quickly (sometimes followed by down ).

before 1100; (noun) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch hoos, Old Norse hosa, German Hose; (v.) Middle English: to provide with hose, derivative of the noun

hoseless, adjective
hoselike, adjective
unhosed, adjective
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hose1 (həʊz)
1.  a flexible pipe, for conveying a liquid or gas
2.  (sometimes foll by down) to wash, water, or sprinkle (a person or thing) with or as if with a hose
[C15: later use of hose²]

hose2 (həʊz)
n , pl hose, hosen
1.  stockings, socks, and tights collectively
2.  history a man's garment covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet
3.  half-hose socks
[Old English hosa; related to Old High German hosa, Dutch hoos, Old Norse hosa]

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Word Origin & History

c.1100, hosa "covering for the leg," from P.Gmc. *khusan (cf. O.N. hosa, M.H.G. hose "covering for the leg," Ger. Hose "trousers"), lit. "covering," from PIE *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). O.Fr. hose is of Gmc. origin. Sense of "flexible rubber tube for liquid"
is first attested 1497. Hosiery is first recorded 1790, from M.E. hosier "hose-maker" (1403). The verb meaning "to water down with a hose" is from 1889.
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Computing Dictionary

hose definition

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

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Bible Dictionary

Hose definition

(Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
But in order to tell a story more complicated than squirting a gardener with a
  hose, directors had to resort to longer movies.
Trousers and coats supplanted doublets and hose, and the change in costume was
  not more extreme than the change in social ideas.
You'll need a hose clamp to control the flow rate through the tubing and nozzle.
Sometimes there are kinks or that rolling the hose crimps it.
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