A hose is a long plastic or rubber tube that's used for moving a liquid from one place to another. You may use a hose to water your lawn, or to get gas from the pump into your car's tank. Don't use a hose to ingest liquids; use a glass instead.

A garden hose is useful for watering plants or washing your car, while firefighters use hoses to spray water on fires. A hose is similar to a pipe, being long, narrow, and hollow, with space for liquid to move through it, although a hose is flexible, and a pipe is commonly made of stiff metal or hard plastic. You can use the word as a verb, meaning "to spray with a hose," or as a noun meaning "sheer stockings."

Definitions of hose
  1. noun
    a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
    synonyms: hosepipe
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    air hose, airline
    a hose that carries air under pressure
    fire hose
    a large hose that carries water from a fire hydrant to the site of the fire
    garden hose
    a hose used for watering a lawn or garden
    radiator hose
    a flexible hose between the radiator and the engine block
    water cannon, watercannon
    a hose (carried on a truck) that fires water under high pressure to disperse crowds (especially crowds of rioters)
    type of:
    tube, tubing
    conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
  2. verb
    water with a hose
    hose the lawn”
    synonyms: hose down
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    irrigate, water
    supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
  3. noun
    socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
    synonyms: hosiery
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    hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
    close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
    leotards, tights
    skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls
    anklet, anklets, bobbysock, bobbysocks
    a sock that reaches just above the ankle
    argyle, argyll
    a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural)
    athletic sock, sweat sock, varsity sock
    a sock worn for athletic events
    protective stockings worn with or in place of boots
    Christmas stocking
    a stocking that is filled with small Christmas presents
    knee-hi, knee-high
    a sock or stocking that reaches up to just below the knees
    tights for dancers or gymnasts
    nylon stocking, nylons, rayon stocking, rayons, silk stocking
    women's stockings made from a sheer material (nylon or rayon or silk)
    a woman's tights consisting of underpants and stockings
    support hose, support stocking
    elasticized stocking intended to reduce pressure on the veins of the leg (as in case of varicose veins)
    tabi, tabis
    a sock with a separation for the big toe; worn with thong sandals by the Japanese
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    clothing worn on a person's feet
  4. noun
    man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet
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    an article of clothing
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