• WordNet 3.6
    • v hose water with a hose "hose the lawn"
    • n hose a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
    • n hose 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 hose socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose
    • Hose 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.
    • Hose Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee. "These men were bound in their coats, their hosen , and their hats, and their other garments.""His youthful hose , well saved, a world too wide
      For his shrunk shank."
    • Hose Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In York, Pennsylvania, you can't sit down while watering your lawn with a hose.
    • hose Originally, a garment covering the legs and the waist, worn by men. The hose of the middle ages generally covered the person from the waist to the toes; they were secured to the upper garment by points or some similar device. At times the covering of one leg and side of the body was of different material and color from that of the other side. In the sixteenth century the leg-coverings were divided into two parts, and the word hose was applied rather to the breeches, the covering of the lower part of the leg and foot being called the stocking or nether-stock.
    • hose 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.
    • 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. Hose of the larger kinds for such uses, to which the term is usually restricted, is made chiefly of leather, gutta-percha, cotton, or india-rubber. Smaller tubing, as for gas in a drop-light, for acoustic instruments, etc., to which the name may also be applied, is made of many different materials and in various ways.
    • hose The hollow part of a spade, or other tool of a like kind, which receives the end of the shaft or handle.
    • hose In printing, formerly, upright iron rods, which connected the spindle of the old hand-press with its platen, and regulated its movement.
    • hose The sheaf of corn.
    • hose The outer covering of straw or corn.
    • hose To clothe with hose; clothe.
    • hose To play upon with a hose; drench with water from a hose.
    • n hose In entomology, a peculiar organ or gland at the base of the tarsal claws of the Psocidæ.
    • n hose The wide trousers formerly worn by seamen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hose hōz a covering for the legs or feet: stockings: socks: a flexible pipe for conveying water, so called from its shape
    • pl Hose ; (B.) Hos′en
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hose,; akin to D. hoos, G. hose, breeches, OHG. hosa, Icel. hosa, stocking, gather, Dan. hose, stocking; cf. Russ. koshulia, a fur jacket
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hosa, pl. hosan; Dut. hoos, Ger. hose.


In literature:

A hose cart rumbled up.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
Two men ran up the steps with axes, while two followed dragging the hose after them.
"Billy Whiskers" by Frances Trego Montgomery
Then, taking a piece of waste cotton, he stopped up his nose and tested the hose.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
I wished I had Hose-in-Hose.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Flesh-colored hose and white slippers should be worn.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
Then Russ saw the hose with which the man had been washing the automobile.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
She had come in cheap satin, and also in silk hose which she particularly doted on.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Use that hose for all its worth!
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
He lay like one dead, the muzzle of the hose wriggling from his limp hands.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
There, they are attaching hose.
"The Boy Scouts on the Trail" by George Durston

In poetry:

His hose and doublet thistle-down,
Together weaved full fine ;
His stockings of an apple green,
Made of the outward rind ;
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
Thus shet thei forthe, these zemen too,
Bothe at buske and brome,
Til Litulle Johne wan of his maister
V s. to hose and shone.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Long petticoats to hide the feet,
Silk hose with clocks of scarlet ;
A load of perfume, sick'ning sweet,
"Female Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
And therewithall I cut my haire,
Resolv'd my mans attire to weare;
And in my beaver, hose and band,
I travell'd far through many a land.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
A Sassenach chief may be bonily built,
He may purchase a sporran, a bonnet, and kilt;
Stick a skein in his hose - wear an acre of stripes -
But he cannot assume an affection for pipes.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But yet no great difference ought to oppose;
Her father made shoes, and by trade I made hose;
So that, if of true honour we judge not amiss,
My trade was, at least, a peg higher than his.
"The Timid Lover" by William Hutton

In news:

A Macaw housed in the World of Macaws section of the Cougar Mountain Zoo is hosed down during the record heat wave.
Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company No.
Urbana Fire Chief Mike Dilley said a combination of sprinkler heads inside the plant at 1505 E Main St and firefirefighters' hose lines kept the fire from being any worse than it was.
Cimline's Metro Series melter applicators come in 165-, 275- and 425-gallon capacities and feature a new hose carrier to reduce operator fatigue.
PIRTEK Sky Harbor was called on to assemble 16 hoses, ranging from 6 to 24 ft.
Connect the hose to an air compressor.
James Houck, the Forward Operating Base Nome Ice Boss, assists Scott O'Shea, with Vitus Marine, outline a safe path across the ice for fuel transfer hose in the Nome harbor Jan 12, 2012.
Aircraft will also help crews figure best path for fuel hose from ship.
Britney Spears' Blackout got hosed by a last-minute Billboard rule change that allowed the Eagles' Long Road Out of Eden to take the number-one spot with 711,000 copies sold.
Two California Hunters Hosed by ' Outfitter ,' Good Samaritan Saves the Day.
ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, MI, has introduced the 1.85-m reach, 15-kg- payload IRB 2600ID (Integrated Dress) robot, which features a flexible conduit in its upper arm/wrist for routing cables and hoses for signals, air and power.
Sometime in 2006, Steve Jobs will probably get hosed.
If so, perhaps hose could be lighter, thinner, and more flexible without compromising strength or service life.
Church Women United recognizes Brewer, Hose, Poling .
Hoses manufactured in Sebring put to work all over the world.

In science:

Only the system that is in the regime which is unstable to the fire-hose instability shows an efficient amplification of the seed field. (from Santos-Lima et al. 2010b ).
Cosmic Magnetic Fields: from Stars and Galaxies to the Primordial Universe
Table A145 and the best fit is plotted in Fig. 31. I find photometric parameters in reasonable agreement with t hose of Barros et al. (2011) but with larger errorbars (Table A146).
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
Bishop, Y. M. M., Fienberg, define a nonmonotonic But, it is not enough to merely S. E. & Holland, P. W. w hose conclusions are probabilisti­ entailment relation (1975).
Entailment in Probability of Thresholded Generalizations
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Uncertain Inferences and Uncertain Conclusions
Cosmic rays can also generate turbulence by streaming instabilities following particle-wave resonances or by fire-hose and mirror instabilities that operate even without resonances.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects