[syn: hose, hose down]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hose \Hose\ (h[=o]z), n.; pl. Hose, formerly Hosen
(h[=o]"z'n). [AS. hose; akin to D. hoos, G. hose breeches,
OHG. hosa, Icel. hosa stocking, gather, Dan. hose stocking;
cf. Russ. koshulia a fur jacket.]
1. 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. --Dan.
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank. --Shak.
2. Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a
stocking or stockings.
3. 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 carriage, Hose cart, or Hose truck, a wheeled
vehicle fitted for conveying hose for extinguishing fires.
Hose company, a company of men appointed to bring and
manage hose in the extinguishing of fires. [U.S.]
Hose coupling, coupling with interlocking parts for uniting
hose, end to end.
Hose wrench, a spanner for turning hose couplings, to unite
or disconnect them.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British
include underwear) [syn: hosiery, hose]
2: man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries
covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a
3: a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas [syn: hose,
v 1: water with a hose; "hose the lawn" [syn: hose, hose
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "hose":
adjutage, asperge, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, catheter, dabble,
damp, dampen, dash, dew, douche, drainpipe, efflux tube, fire hose,
flue pipe, funnel, garden hose, gas pipe, hose down, hosepipe,
hosiery, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, moisten, nipple,
organ pipe, paddle, pipe, pipeline, pipette, piping, reed,
reed pipe, siamese, siamese connection, siphon, slobber, slop,
slosh, snorkel, socks, soil pipe, sparge, spatter, splash,
splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, standpipe, steam pipe, stem,
stockings, straw, swash, syringe, tap, tube, tubing, tubulation,
tubule, tubulet, tubulure, waste pipe, water, water pipe, wet,
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
1. vt. [common] To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance.
?That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system.? See hosed.
2. n. A narrow channel through which data flows under pressure. Generally
denotes data paths that represent performance bottlenecks.
3. n. Cabling, especially thick Ethernet cable. This is sometimes called
bit hose or hosery (play on ?hosiery?) or ?etherhose?. See also washing
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance.
"That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system." See
2. A narrow channel through which data flows under pressure.
Generally denotes data paths that represent performance
3. Cabling, especially thick Ethernet cable. This is
sometimes called "bit hose" or "hosery" (a play on "hosiery")
or "etherhose". See also washing machine.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
(Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment.