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Meaning of HOSE

Pronunciation:  howz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
  2. [n]  man's garment of the 16th and 17th centuries; worn with a doublet
  3. [n]  socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear as hosiery)
  4. [v]  water with a hose; "hose the lawn"

HOSE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hose down, hosepipe, hosiery, tights
 See Also: air hose, airline, fire hose, footwear, garden hose, garment, irrigate, leotards, radiator hose, sock, stocking, tube, tubing, water, water cannon, watercannon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hose\ (h[=o]z), n.; pl. {Hose}, formerly {Hosen}
(h[=o]"z'n). [AS. hose; akin to D. hoos, G. hose breeches,
OHG. hosa, Icel. hosa stocking, gather, Dan. hose stocking;
cf. Russ. koshulia a fur jacket.]
1. Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn,
   reaching to the knee.

         These men were bound in their coats, their hosen,
         and their hats, and their other garments. --Dan.
                                               iii. 21.

         His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For
         his shrunk shank.                     --Shak.

2. Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a
   stocking or stockings.

3. A flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other
   material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water,
   from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine.

{Hose carriage}, {cart}, or {truck}, a wheeled vehicle fitted
   for conveying hose for extinguishing fires.

{Hose company}, a company of men appointed to bring and
   manage hose in the extinguishing of fires. [U.S.]

{Hose coupling}, coupling with interlocking parts for uniting
   hose, end to end.

{Hose wrench}, a spanner for turning hose couplings, to unite
   or disconnect them.

Computing Dictionary

1. To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance. "That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system." See hosed.

2. A narrow channel through which data flows under pressure. Generally denotes data paths that represent performance bottlenecks.

3. Cabling, especially thick ethernet cable. This is sometimes called "bit hose" or "hosery" (a play on "hosiery") or "etherhose". See also washing machine.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hose in your dream, represents renewal, rejuvenation and cleansing. You need to heal those emotional wounds so that you can continue to grow as a person. Alternatively, it may be a metaphor for sex and sexual gratification.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adjutage, asperge, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, catheter, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dew, douche, drainpipe, efflux tube, fire hose, flue pipe, funnel, garden hose, gas pipe, hose down, hosepipe, hosiery, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, moisten, nipple, organ pipe, paddle, pipe, pipeline, pipette, piping, reed, reed pipe, siamese, siamese connection, siphon, slobber, slop, slosh, snorkel, socks, soil pipe, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, standpipe, steam pipe, stem, stockings, straw, swash, syringe, tap, tube, tubing, tubulation, tubule, tubulet, tubulure, waste pipe, water, water pipe, wet, wet down