Meaning of HOSE in English

HOSE

n. & v.

--n.

1. (also hose-pipe) a flexible tube conveying water for watering plants etc., putting out fires, etc.

2 a (collect.; as pl.) stockings and socks (esp. in trade use). b hist. breeches (doublet and hose).

--v.tr.

1. (often foll. by down) water or spray or drench with a hose.

2 provide with hose.

Phrases and idioms:

half-hose socks.

Etymology: OE f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.