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Hose

5 entries 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.
   

Hose

5 entries 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.