/hoʊz / (say hohz)

1. a flexible tube for conveying water, etc., to a desired point: a garden hose.
2. (plural hose or, Archaic, hosen) (construed as plural) an article of clothing for the foot and lower part of the leg; stockings, tights, pantihose, etc.
3. (plural hose or, Archaic, hosen) (construed as plural) a garment for the legs and thighs, as tights or breeches, formerly worn by men.
4. a sheath, or sheathing part, as that enclosing the kernel of grain.
verb (t) (hosed, hosing)
5. to water, wash, or drench by means of a hose.
6. hose down,
a. to clean by hosing.
b. to restrain; reduce the fervour of: they will have to hose down the hotheads in the group.
c. to resolve (a dispute) before trouble ensues.
d. to reduce the importance of; play down.
{Middle English and Old English}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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