Definition of hose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//həʊz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊz//
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  1. 1(also hosepipe
    BrE BrE//ˈhəʊzpaɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊzpaɪp//
    [countable, uncountable] 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 See related entries: Gardening
  2. 2[plural] = hosiery
  3. 3 [plural] trousers/pants that fit tightly over the legs, worn by men in the past doublet and hose
  4. Word OriginOld 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.Extra examples The firefighters trained their hoses on the burning building. You need a fire hose ; a garden hose isn’t powerful enough to tackle a fire. a fire/​garden hose
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hose