AskDefine | Define hose

Dictionary Definition



1 socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear as hosiery) [syn: hosiery]
2 man's garment of the 16th and 17th centuries; worn with a doublet [syn: tights]
3 a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas [syn: hosepipe] v : water with a hose; "hose the lawn" [syn: hose down]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. A flexible tube conveying water or other liquid, p hoses.
  2. A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights, p hose or hosen.

Derived terms


flexible tube
stocking-like garment
See: tights


  1. To water or spray with a hose.
  2. To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
  3. To trick or deceive.
  4. transitive computing To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.


Extensive Definition

Hose may refer to:
hose in German: Hose (Begriffsklärung)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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, wet down
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