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
Hosen, shirts, cyclas, and under-jupons are in the brown basket on the left side of the mule.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
And when he had unarmed himself he took off all his clothes saving only his hosen and his doublet.The Story of the Champions of the Round Table|Howard Pyle
It could not by chance be the fault of thy own baby arms more fit to draw on thy hosen than to dress a warbow.Sir Nigel|Arthur Conan Doyle
Dolly's best gowns came out of lavender, and Morgan set the tailor busy upon new doublet and hosen.Sea-Dogs All!|Tom Bevan
When did ye begin to dander in pink hosen, Mistress Elliott?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson