from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Stockings; socks. Used only in the plural.
- n. Close-fitting breeches or leggings reaching up to the hips and fastened to a doublet, formerly worn by men. Used only in the plural.
- n. Breeches reaching down to the knees. Used only in the plural.
- n. A flexible tube for conveying liquids or gases under pressure.
- transitive v. To water, drench, or wash with a hose: hosed down the deck; hosed off the dog.
- transitive v. Slang To attack and kill (someone), typically by use of a firearm: hosed the enemy trooper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid, pl. hoses.
- n. A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights, pl. hose or hosen.
- v. To water or spray with a hose.
- v. To provide with hose (garment)
- v. To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
- v. To trick or deceive.
- v. To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee.
- n. Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Originally, a garment covering the legs and the waist, worn by men.
- In present use (as either singular or plural), covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; stockings. Short stockings, not reaching to the knee, are distinctively called half-hose or socks, or, rarely, ankle-hose.
- A flexible tube or pipe for conveying a fluid to a required point, as water for the service of a fire-engine, for watering a garden, etc.
- The hollow part of a spade, or other tool of a like kind, which receives the end of the shaft or handle.
- In printing, formerly, upright iron rods, which connected the spindle of the old hand-press with its platen, and regulated its movement.
- The sheaf of corn.
- The outer covering of straw or corn.
- To clothe with hose; clothe.
- To play upon with a hose; drench with water from a hose.
- n. In entomology, a peculiar organ or gland at the base of the tarsal claws of the Psocidæ.
- n. The wide trousers formerly worn by seamen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
- n. man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet
- n. a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
- v. water with a hose
Middle English, a stocking, from Old English hosa, leg covering; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English hose ("leggings, hose"), from Old English hose, hosa ("hose, leggings"), from Proto-Germanic *husōn (cf. West Frisian hoas 'hose', Dutch hoos 'stocking, water-hose', German Hose 'trousers'), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keu-s (cf. Tocharian A kać 'skin', Russian кишка (kiška) 'gut', Ancient Greek kýstis 'bladder', Sanskrit कोष्ठ (koṣṭha, "intestine"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keu- (“to cover”). More at sky. (Wiktionary)