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hose

[hohz] /hoʊz/
noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hoses for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hosen
[hoh-zuh n] /ˈhoʊ zən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a flexible tube for conveying a liquid, as water, to a desired point:
a garden hose; a fire hose.
2.
(used with a plural verb) an article of clothing for the foot and lower part of the leg; stocking or sock.
3.
  1. an article of clothing for the leg, extending from about the knee to the ankle and worn with knee breeches.
  2. (used with a plural verb) knee breeches.
  3. (used with a plural verb) tights, as were worn with, and usually attached to, a doublet.
4.
British Dialect. a sheath, or sheathing part, as that enclosing a kernel of grain.
5.
Golf. hosel.
verb (used with object), hosed, hosing.
6.
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.
7.
Slang.
  1. to cheat, trick, or take advantage of.
  2. to defeat decisively.
  3. to reject.
  4. Chiefly Military. to attack or assault (an area) in order to gain control quickly (sometimes followed by down).
Origin
1100
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
Related forms
hoseless, adjective
hoselike, adjective
unhosed, adjective
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Examples for hose
  • 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.
  • Don't send the children out to play in the back yard unless you have a hose by the door.
  • Connect the hose to a plastic bag, and tape the bag around your wound, several inches away.
  • Run a length of hose from the muffler to the interior of the cars cabin.
  • Communication wires also are coupled to the hose, and a data network monitors and controls the pumps.
  • It is then drawn into a rubber hose and into a mouthpiece from which it is inhaled.
  • When you get back in the car, you pick up static electricity, which can start a fire when you pull out the hose.
British Dictionary definitions for hose

hose1

/həʊz/
noun
1.
a flexible pipe, for conveying a liquid or gas
verb
2.
(sometimes foll by down) to wash, water, or sprinkle (a person or thing) with or as if with a hose
Word Origin
C15: later use of hose²

hose2

/həʊz/
noun (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
Word Origin
Old English hosa; related to Old High German hosa, Dutch hoos, Old Norse hosa
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Word Origin and History for hose
hose
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for hose

hose

noun
  1. A sexually promiscuous woman (1980s+ Students)
  2. The penis
verb
  1. To do the sex act with or to; bonk, jazz, screw: Do you still want to hose her some more tonight? (1940s+)
  2. To cheat; deceive; dupe; screw, shaft: He's not going out of his way to hose Nico/ I got news for you. You got hosed (1940s+)
  3. To turn down; reject; snub: They're afraid of getting hosed (1960s+ Students)

[origin uncertain; perhaps fr a rare but found hose, ''penis,'' whereupon the term would be analogous to diddle, fuck, screw, shaft, etc]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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hose in Technology


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]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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hose in the Bible

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

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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