• (British) IPA: /həʊz/
  • (America) IPA: /hoʊz/


  1. (countable) A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid.
  2. (uncountable) A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights.
  3. (obsolete) Close-fitting trousers or breeches, reaching to the knee.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Daniel 3:21 ↗:
      These men were bound in their coates, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fierie furnace.
    • c. 1598–1600, William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene vii]:
      His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide / For his shrunk shank,
Translations Verb

hose (hoses, present participle hosing; past and past participle hosed)

  1. (transitive) To water or spray with a hose.
  2. (transitive) To deliver using a hose.
  3. (transitive) To provide with hose garment
  4. (transitive) To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
  5. (transitive) To trick or deceive.
  6. (transitive, computing) To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.
  7. (transitive, sport) To cause an unfair disadvantage to a player or team through poor officiating; especially, to cause a player or team to lose the game with an incorrect call.
  • Spanish: lavar con manguera
  • German: jemanden angreifen und töten

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