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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hose:


Hose is sometimes a misspelling of horse, house or whose.

The word hose is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hose

What does hose mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hoses (tube) / hose (stockings)

  1. socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
  2. man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: garment = an article of clothing
  3. a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of hose: hosepipe
    • more generic words: tube / tubing = conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    • more specific terms:
      • 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

Alternative definition of the noun hose


  1. A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid, [p] 'hoses'.
  2. A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights, [p] 'hose' or 'hosen'.

Definition of the verb hose

What does hose mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hosed | hosing | hoses

  1. water with a hose
    • example: hose the lawn
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Carla was vacuuming
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Source]Brian wiped the counter | Carla shoveled the walk
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Source] [Adjective]Carla shoveled the walk clean
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Theme] into / onto [Destination]He plowed the snow back into the ditch
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Brian wiped the fingerprints from the counter | Carla shoveled the snow from the walk | Doug removed the smudges from the tabletop
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique]Carla mopped under the furniture

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): brush, comb, mop, plow, rake, shear, shovel, siphon, vacuum.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of hose: hose down
    • more generic words: irrigate / water = supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

Alternative definition of the verb hose


  1. [transitive] To water or spray with a hose.
  2. [transitive] To provide with hose [gloss, garment]
  3. [transitive] To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
  4. [transitive] To trick or deceive.
  5. [transitive, computing] To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.


Hose is a village in the English county of Leicestershire.


Hose is an "artcore" band from the 1980s founded by producer and Def Jam creator Rick Rubin. Hose's 12-inch EP was the first recording released with the Def Jam logo.


Hose a.k.a. Jose is a fictional character from the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D'S.

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"Hose": Hose is the eponymous debut album of Hose. It was released in 1983 on Def Jam.


  1. Hose are any of various styles of men's clothing for the legs and lower body, worn from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, when the term fell out of use in favor of breeches and stockings. The old plural form of "hose" was hosen. The French equivalent was chausses.
    • also known as hosen
  2. HOSE is a term used for playing a mixed game of poker consisting of four different poker games.

Phrases with Hose

Phrases starting with the word Hose:

  1. Hose barb
  2. hose down
  3. Hose clamp
  4. Hose Blenny
  5. Hose's Shrew
  6. Hose's Broadbill
  7. Hose's Partridge
  8. Hose's Palm Civet
  9. Hose's Pygmy Flying Squirrel

Phrases ending with the word Hose:

  1. air hose
  2. fire hose
  3. trunk hose
  4. garden hose
  5. support hose
  6. radiator hose

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hose

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Google preview27 years RV-ator (2007)

Update 4/93 The 601 hose is a low pressure rubber hose with a braided stainless steel outer shield. It is widely used in...

Google previewFire Officer's Handbook of Tactics (2005)

by John Norman

hose is the maximum length for preconnect if you want to flow 125 gpm,

Google previewThe Encyclopedia & Guide to Diving with a Full Face Mask (2012)

by Matthew W. Robinson

Bottom middle blue hose, is a low pressure intlator for the buoyancy compensator . Bottom red wire, with white tape is the communication wire from umbilical. Vertical bottom black hose is a low pressure intlator for dry suit. Valve to the right, ...

Google previewThe Engine Company (2009)

by John Salka

Hose is the most basic and necessary tool for fighting fires. Many other tools and pieces of equipment have been developed and accepted into the fire service to assist us in fighting fires and completing the other numerous fireground duties we ...

Google previewOrganic Hobby Farming (2014)

A Practical Guide to Earth-Friendly Farming in Any Space by Andy Tomolonis

A hand-held hose is the next best way to water. But while that's fine for a small garden, hand watering is very time- consuming ...

Google previewDead On (1998)

The Long-Range Marksman`s Guide To Extreme Accuracy by Tony M. Noblitt

The garden hose is an accurate analogy to bullet flight and is one of the best ways to visualize what actually occurs ...

Google previewThe encyclopedia of practical horticulture (1914)

a reference system of commercial horticulture, covering the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables by William Worthington

Three-eighths-inch high- pressure hose costs almost as much as half-inch hose of similar quality, yet it does not have sufficient capacity to supply a cluster of large nozzles without greatly reducing the nozzle-pressure of the spray solution.

Google previewHenley's Encyclopaedia of Practical Engineering and Allied Trades ... (1906)

Armoured Hose.—Hose is armoured for two principal reasons, – to protect it from damage, and to prevent it from becoming distorted and injured by kinking, collapsing or twisting. The first-named occurrence is likely to happen to ordinary hose, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

Hose knit in circular or tubular shape without a seam, often having imitation seams and fashion marks; usually shaped by decreasing number of stitches toward ankle. Hose may become baggy at ankle in wear and laundering. cushion -sole ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Corrosion Technology (2004)

by Philip A. Schweitzer, P.E.

Minimum heat buildup: auto tites, transmission belts, V-belts, mountings High resilience: sponge rubber, mountings, elastic bands, thread, sandblast hose, jar rings, O-rings High rigidity: packing, soles and heels, valve cups, suction hose, ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

hose bib(hose cock)Anoutdoor water faucet protruding from a building at about sill height, ...

Google previewThe New Dickson Baseball Dictionary (1999)

A Cyclopedic Reference to More Than 7,000 Words, Names, Phrases, and Slang Expressions that Define the Game, Its Heritage, Culture, and Variations by Paul Dickson

hose 1. A player's throwing arm. 2. Socks; e.g., the Chicago White Sox are nicknamed the "Pale Hose" and the Boston Red Sox are nicknamed the ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume (2011)

by Doreen Yarwood

Hose A word of German origin signifying a ...

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Scrabble value of H4O1S1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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