- (countable) A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid.
- (uncountable) A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights.
- (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,
- French: tuyau
- German: Schlauch
- Italian: manichetta
- Portuguese: mangueira, borracha
- Russian: шланг
- Spanish: manguera
hose (hoses, present participle hosing; past and past participle hosed)
- (transitive) To water or spray with a hose.
- (transitive) To deliver using a hose.
- (transitive) To provide with hose garment
- (transitive) To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
- (transitive) To trick or deceive.
- (transitive, computing) To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.
- (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