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hose

noun \ ˈhōz \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of hose

plural hose or hoses
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)

Examples of hose in a Sentence

  1. There are several hoses stored in the shed.

  2. We need another 50 feet of hose.

Recent Examples of hose from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of hose

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

hose Synonyms


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hose

verb

Definition of hose

hosed; hosing
transitive verb
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
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

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First Known Use of hose

1889



HOSE Defined for English Language Learners

hose

noun

Definition of hose for English Language Learners

  • : 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


hose

verb

Definition of hose for English Language Learners

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

  • : to cheat or trick (someone)


HOSE Defined for Kids

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hose

noun \ ˈhōz \

Definition of hose for Students

plural hose or hoses
1 pl hose : stocking 1, sock
2 : a flexible tube for carrying fluid

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hose

verb

Definition of hose for Students

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


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