hose [hohz] /hoʊz/ Show IPA noun, pluralhose for 2, 3; hoses for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hosen [hoh-zuh n] /ˈhoʊ zən/ Show IPA, verb, hosed, hosing.
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.
verb (used with object)
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.
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