noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hos·es for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hos·en [hoh-zuh n] /ˈhoʊ zən/.
- an article of clothing for the leg, extending from about the knee to the ankle and worn with knee breeches.
- (used with a plural verb)knee breeches.
- (used with a plural verb)tights, as were worn with, and usually attached to, a doublet.
verb (used with object), hosed, hos·ing.
- to cheat, trick, or take advantage of.
- to defeat decisively.
- to reject.
- Chiefly Military.to attack or assault (an area) in order to gain control quickly (sometimes followed by down).
Origin of hose
Examples from the Web for hose
I sucked on the hose that he handed me and was instantly really high.
After the sweep for junk and once good water pressure has been established, the hose is connected to the engine.
The Nozzle-man opens the mouth of the hose, releasing its stream while the Backup-man braces the weight.
We put a hose in her mouth so she could breath water, to keep her healthy and strong before we released her.Off the Hook: Eric Young’s Craziest Shark Catches (Video)|Anna Klassen|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The seawater was higher than the fire hydrants, and the firefighters had to duck down into it to connect the hose.
You say the troops had hose, and kept the fire out until it got under them and drove them out?
I have a window fan and it gets dirty, and I take it off and hose it and clean it, but I didn't put it back.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The morgue attendant lifted up one small arm with a gloved hand and played the hose over the thin biceps.Nor Iron Bars a Cage....|Gordon Randall Garrett
He washed the cement floor with the hose, and while waiting for it to dry he rinsed his brushes in turpentine.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
Instantly the hose burst up on deck and Scraggs's jeers of triumph filled the engine room.Captain Scraggs|Peter B. Kyne
Word Origin for hose
noun plural hose or hosen
Word Origin for hose
late Old English, hosa "covering for the leg," from Proto-Germanic *husan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse hosa, Middle High German hose "covering for the leg," German Hose "trousers"), literally "covering," from PIE *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). Old French hose, Old Spanish huesa are of Germanic origin. Sense of "flexible rubber tube for liquid" is first attested late 15c.
c.1300, "to furnish with stockings," from hose (n.). Meaning "to water down with a hose" is from 1889. Related: Hosed; hosing.