Meaning of HOSE in English
/ həʊz; NAmE hoʊz/ noun , verb
(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
[ pl. ] = hosiery
[ pl. ] trousers / pants that fit tightly over the legs, worn by men in the past :
doublet and hose
[ vn ] to wash or pour water on sth using a hose :
Firemen hosed the burning car.
- hose sth down
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. 2005