Meaning of HOSE in English

HOSE

I. ˈhōz noun

( plural hose or hos·es )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hosa stocking, husk; akin to Old High German hosa leg covering

Date: before 12th century

1. plural hose

a.

(1) : a cloth leg covering that sometimes covers the foot

(2) : stocking , sock

b.

(1) : a close-fitting garment covering the legs and waist that is usually attached to a doublet by points

(2) : short breeches reaching to the knee

2. : a flexible tube for conveying fluids (as from a faucet or hydrant)

II. transitive verb

( hosed ; hos·ing )

Date: 1889

1.

a. : to spray, water, or wash with a hose — often used with down

hose down a stable floor

b. slang : to fire automatic weapons at — usually used with down

2. slang : to deprive of something due or expected : trick , cheat

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.