noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hos·es for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hos·en [hoh-zuhn]. /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).
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Origin of hose
OTHER WORDS FROM hosehoseless, adjectivehoselike, adjectiveun·hosed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hose
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.
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
But given how deeply we'll be hosed if it doesn't, we should probably start thinking about some contingency plans, just in case.Don't Have Enough to Worry About? Here's One More Thing: Low Growth May be Here to Stay.|Megan McArdle|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Well, they've hosed the place out; that's as much as can be expected, I suppose.The Ebb-Tide|Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne
And the front porch has to be hosed off for Sunday; never mind the neighbors until my work's finished, son.A Son of the City|Herman Gastrell Seely
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