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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hose  \Hose\  (h[=o]z),  n.;  pl  {Hose},  formerly  {Hosen} 
  (h[=o]"z'n).  [AS.  hose;  akin  to  D.  hoos,  G.  hose  breeches, 
  OHG.  hosa,  Icel.  hosa  stocking,  gather,  Dan.  hose  stocking; 
  cf  Russ.  koshulia  a  fur  jacket.] 
  1.  Close-fitting  trousers  or  breeches,  as  formerly  worn, 
  reaching  to  the  knee. 
 
  These  men  were  bound  in  their  coats,  their  hosen, 
  and  their  hats,  and  their  other  garments.  --Dan. 
  iii.  21. 
 
  His  youthful  hose,  well  saved,  a  world  too  wide  For 
  his  shrunk  shank.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Covering  for  the  feet  and  lower  part  of  the  legs;  a 
  stocking  or  stockings. 
 
  3.  A  flexible  pipe,  made  of  leather,  India  rubber,  or  other 
  material,  and  used  for  conveying  fluids,  especially  water, 
  from  a  faucet,  hydrant,  or  fire  engine. 
 
  {Hose  carriage},  {cart},  or  {truck},  a  wheeled  vehicle  fitted 
  for  conveying  hose  for  extinguishing  fires. 
 
  {Hose  company},  a  company  of  men  appointed  to  bring  and 
  manage  hose  in  the  extinguishing  of  fires.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Hose  coupling},  coupling  with  interlocking  parts  for  uniting 
  hose,  end  to  end 
 
  {Hose  wrench},  a  spanner  for  turning  hose  couplings,  to  unite 
  or  disconnect  them 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hose 
  n  1:  man's  garment  of  the  16th  and  17th  centuries;  worn  with  a 
  doublet  [syn:  {tights}] 
  2:  a  flexible  pipe  for  conveying  a  liquid  or  gas  [syn:  {hosepipe}] 
  v  :  water  with  a  hose;  "hose  the  lawn"  [syn:  {hose  down}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hose  1.  vt  [common]  To  make  non-functional  or  greatly 
  degraded  in  performance.  "That  big  ray-tracing  program  really  hoses 
  the  system."  See  {hosed}.  2.  n.  A  narrow  channel  through  which  data 
  flows  under  pressure.  Generally  denotes  data  paths  that  represent 
  performance  bottlenecks.  3.  n.  Cabling,  especially  thick  Ethernet  cable. 
  This  is  sometimes  called  `bit  hose'  or  `hosery'  (play  on  `hosiery')  or 
  `etherhose'.  See  also  {washing  machine}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hose 
 
  1.  To  make  non-functional  or  greatly  degraded  in  performance. 
  "That  big  ray-tracing  program  really  hoses  the  system."  See 
  {hosed}. 
 
  2.  A  narrow  channel  through  which  data  flows  under  pressure. 
  Generally  denotes  data  paths  that  represent  performance 
  bottlenecks. 
 
  3.  Cabling,  especially  {thick  Ethernet  cable}.  This  is 
  sometimes  called  "bit  hose"  or  hosery"  (a  play  on  "hosiery") 
  or  "etherhose".  See  also  {washing  machine}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hose 
  (Dan.  3:21),  a  tunic  or  undergarment. 
 




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