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hose

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noun \ˈhōz\

Definition of hose

plural

hose

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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 and Etymology of hose

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hose

verb

Definition of hose

hosed

hosing

  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 English Language Learners

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hose

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noun \ˈhōz\

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


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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

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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

hosed

hosing

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



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