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hose

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noun, \ˈhōz\

Simple Definition of hose

  • : a long, usually rubber tube that liquids or gases can flow through

  • hose : clothes (such as stockings, socks, and pantyhose) that are worn on the legs and feet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hose

plural hose or hoses

  1. 1 plural hose a (1) :  a cloth leg covering that sometimes covers the foot (2) :  stocking, sock b (1) :  a close-fitting garment covering the legs and waist that is usually attached to a doublet by points (2) :  short breeches reaching to the knee

  2. 2 :  a flexible tube for conveying fluids (as from a faucet or hydrant)

Examples of hose in a sentence

  1. There are several hoses stored in the shed.

  2. We need another 50 feet of hose.



Origin of hose

Middle English, from Old English hosa stocking, husk; akin to Old High German hosa leg covering


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with hose


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hose

verb,

Simple Definition of hose

  • : to spray or wash (something) with water from a hose

  • : to cheat or trick (someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hose

hosedhosing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to spray, water, or wash with a hose —often used with down <hose down a stable floor> b slang :  to fire automatic weapons at —usually used with down

  3. 2 slang :  to deprive of something due or expected :  trick, cheat

Examples of hose in a sentence

  1. <when the guy failed to return with our money, we sooned realized that we had been hosed>



1889

First Known Use of hose

1889



HOSE Defined for Kids

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hose

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noun \ˈhōz\

Definition of hose for Students

plural hose or hoses

  1. 1 plural hose :  stocking 1, sock

  2. 2 :  a flexible tube for carrying fluid




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hose

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verb

Definition of hose for Students

hosedhosing

  1. :  to spray, water, or wash with a hose <Can you hose off the car?>





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