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."

Primary Meanings of hose

a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
water with a hose
socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
Full Definitions of hose

n a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas

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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

v water with a hose

hose the lawn”
hose down
Type of:
irrigate, water
supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

n socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)

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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
Type of:
clothing worn on a person's feet

n man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet

Type of:
an article of clothing

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