hose

noun
\ ˈhōz How to pronounce hose (audio) \
plural hose or hoses

Definition of hose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

hose

verb
hosed; hosing

Definition of hose (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to spray, water, or wash with a hose often used with downhose down a stable floor
b slang : to fire automatic weapons at usually used with down
2 slang : to deprive of something due or expected : trick, cheat

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Examples of hose in a Sentence

Noun There are several hoses stored in the shed. We need another 50 feet of hose. Verb when the guy failed to return with our money, we sooned realized that we had been hosed
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Plug the tape into a power source, and the tape will remain heated as long as it is plugged in, keeping the hose warm. Nerd Wallet, cleveland, "10 tips for winter RV road trips," 20 Dec. 2020 Window kits include an exhaust hose, and are designed to fit into a wide variety of sizes and types of windows. Eric Alt, Popular Science, "Best portable air conditioner: Cool off where you need it most," 17 Dec. 2020 Her younger brother, Terron, holds the hose and keeps the stream running into a 5-gallon jug. Ian James, AZCentral.com, "'We need water to survive': Hopi Tribe pushes for solutions in long struggle for water," 14 Dec. 2020 According to the news release and a video from the city, the hose can be controlled remotely instead of requiring a firefighter at the top of the ladder. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego opens new fire station in University City," 24 Nov. 2020 Baxter said a Muni bus was traveling through the firefighting scene at the time of the accident, but declined to say whether the bus struck the hose. Michael Williams, SFChronicle.com, "S.F. firefighter critically injured while fighting high-rise blaze, police investigating incident," 2 Nov. 2020 Twist the hose into the coupling near the feet of your second-row passengers, press a button by the two USB ports, and brrrrooooom! Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "2021 Toyota Sienna's 8 Family-Friendliest Features," 28 Oct. 2020 From a spigot, water flows through a blue hose and gushes into a bucket. Ian James, AZCentral.com, "'We need water to survive': Hopi Tribe pushes for solutions in long struggle for water," 14 Dec. 2020 As tall as a 25-story building and wider than a two-lane road, the Stagg remained untouched with the help of a hose sprinkler system laid around its base by firefighters. Bettina Boxall, Star Tribune, "Skeletons of sequoias: California's ancient trees met their match in September's Castle Fire," 5 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Now hose it off, pump the tires, shine it up with Pledge and get $250 for it! Roy M. Wallack, Los Angeles Times, "Fitness equipment is hard to find. Here are tricks for buying and selling," 3 Nov. 2020 When riding time is over, Noble has the students lead their mounts outside to a grassy patch where the kids and their parents hose down the animals. Tony Bravo, SFChronicle.com, "Black Lives Matter equestrian on mission to inspire inner-city youths," 30 Oct. 2020 In a shaded spot outdoors, hose off dusty leaves and treat with spray-on or systemic pesticide. Sunset Magazine, "50+ Things to Do in Your Garden Now," 10 Sep. 2020 Auburn is just wondering whether to hose down its streets or not. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: Do you believe in magic? The SEC and ACC must believe in magic.," 12 Aug. 2020 Monthly, take your trash bin to the yard and thoroughly hose it down. NBC News, "8 commonly neglected items that need a good cleaning before allergy season," 22 Feb. 2020 Each ambulance was then hosed down with disinfectant and the cabin fumigated before being turned around and sent out again. Ian Pannell, ABC News, "Inside the epicenter of the South Korean coronavirus outbreak: Reporter's Notebook," 24 Feb. 2020 On a recent Monday morning at The Barrel Broker, N93-W14580 Whittaker Way, puddles remain from Friday when Gill hosed down the warehouse. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When craft brewers need barrels to age their beer, they go to the Barrel Broker in Menomonee Falls," 19 Feb. 2020 Spray nozzle improperly connected to hose at mop sink. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Sauce containers reused at tables among violations found in Phoenix-area restaurant inspections," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of hose

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for hose

Noun

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

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Time Traveler for hose

Time Traveler

The first known use of hose was before the 12th century

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Last Updated

10 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Hose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hose. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for hose

hose

noun
How to pronounce hose (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a long, usually rubber tube that liquids or gases can flow through
: clothes (such as stockings, socks, and pantyhose) that are worn on the legs and feet

hose

verb

English Language Learners Definition of hose (Entry 2 of 2)

: to spray or wash (something) with water from a hose
US slang : to cheat or trick (someone)

hose

noun
\ ˈhōz How to pronounce hose (audio) \
plural hose or hoses

Kids Definition of hose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 pl hose : stocking sense 1, sock
2 : a flexible tube for carrying fluid

hose

verb
hosed; hosing

Kids Definition of hose (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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