- 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.
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM hosehoseless, adjectivehoselike, adjectiveun·hosed, adjective
How to use hose in a sentence
He showered with a hose outside the boarding house where he rented a room.
As some entomologists hit the tree to stir up the hornets, others sucked up the insects through a vacuum hose stuck in the remaining opening to the nest.
Finicky hose-attachment systems can also result in a loose and dangling hose midride, and they make taking the pack off or putting it on feel like a two-step process.
Each of these sprinklers attach to a standard garden hose, and are easy to move to wherever they might be needed.
In the wake of their hoses, the engineer taught me how to make gum guards out of the wax.
Detainees were hosed down while shackled naked, and placed in rooms with temperatures as low as 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
As the paddlers have the sweat hosed off of them, they are either elated or dejected with the timing results.
A YouTube video uploaded Sunday shows the man being hosed down with water by firefighters who had been waiting nearby.Suicidal Anti-war Protest Shocks Japan as It Rethinks Pacifist Constitution|Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of us even had on our rain coats because we knew that we were going to be hosed down by the water hoses.How the Children of Birmingham Changed the Civil-Rights Movement|Lottie L. Joiner|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My freshman fall, I applied to the creative writing program and was promptly hosed.Whatever Happened to ‘Prison Break’ Hunk Wentworth Miller?|Ramin Setoodeh|March 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I stood before him, ashamed yet glad, hosed and doubleted like a boy, in the Summer Pavilion.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
Atomic lamps, mounted on hundred-story buildings hosed and squirted the happy mob with blue-white glare.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
His yellow-hosed legs went like the tune of a May game, and he screwed and twisted his scarlet-jerkined body in time with them.Devil Stories|Various
The newly-hosed streets are shining in the sunlight as though paved with "patines of bright gold."Modern Essays|John Macy
A stream of water hosed into the tube would have worked the same way.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin