Meaning of HOSE in English

HOSE

/ həʊz; NAmE hoʊz/ noun , verb

■ noun

1.

(also hose·pipe / ˈhəʊzpaɪp; NAmE ˈhoʊz-/) [ C , U ] ( BrE ) a long tube made of rubber, plastic, etc., used for putting water onto fires, gardens, etc. :

a garden hose

a length of hose

—see also fire hose

2.

[ pl. ] = hosiery

3.

[ pl. ] trousers / pants that fit tightly over the legs, worn by men in the past :

doublet and hose

■ verb

[ vn ] to wash or pour water on sth using a hose :

Firemen hosed the burning car.

PHRASAL VERBS

- hose sth down

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English hosa , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoos stocking, water hose and German Hosen trousers. Originally singular, the term denoted a covering for the leg, sometimes including the foot but sometimes reaching only to the ankle.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.