Doublet vs Hose - What's the difference?

doublet | hose |

As nouns the difference between doublet and hose

is that doublet is a man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves men in europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s while hose is (countable) a flexible tube conveying water or other fluid.

As a verb hose is

to water or spray with a hose.




(en noun)
  • a man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves. Men in Europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s.
  • a pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
  • (linguistics) one of two or more different words in a language derived from the same origin but coming by different routes (e.g., toucher'' and ''toquer'' in French or ''yard'' and ''garden in English).
  • (literature) In textual criticism, two different narrative accounts of the same actual event.
  • (lapidary) An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
  • (printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
  • (quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of 1/2, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, -1/2 and +1/2.
  • (computing) A word (or rather, a halfword) consisting of two bytes
  • (botany) A very small flowering plant,
  • A word ladder puzzle.
  • An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
  • * 1855 , Hermann Schacht, Frederick Currey, The Microscope
  • The doublet generally used is that invented by Dr. Wollaston, and consists of two plano-convex lenses placed with their convex sides towards the eye
  • Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.
  • to throw doublets
  • (uncountable) A game somewhat like backgammon.
  • (Halliwell)


    ; jacket * 1602 : , act 2 scene 1 line 75 *: Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced, *

    See also

    * homolog * pair * twin (coefficient)



    (wikipedia hose)


  • (countable) A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid.
  • (uncountable) A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights.
  • (obsolete) Close-fitting trousers or breeches, reaching to the knee.
  • * Bible, Daniel iii. 21
  • These men were bound in their coats, their hosen , and their hats, and their other garments.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His youthful hose , well saved, a world too wide / For his shrunk shank.

    Usage notes

    * (garment covering legs ) Formerly a male garment covering the lower body, with the upper body covered by a doublet. By the 16th century hose had separated into two garments, stocken and breeches. Since the 1920's, hose refers mostly to women's stockings or pantyhose

    Derived terms

    * hose clamp * hose clip


  • To water or spray with a hose.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Vivian Russell , title=Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny citation , isbn=9780711209886 , page=83 , passage=Only days before the garden opens, the concrete is hosed down with a high-pressure jet and scrubbed.}}
  • To provide with hose (garment)
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year=1834 , author=Pierce Pungent , title=Men and Manners , date=July to December , volume=X , page=416 , magazine=Fraser's magazine for town and country citation , passage=The mighty mass of many a mingled race,
    Who dwell in towns where he pursued the chase;
    The men degenerate shirted, cloaked, and hosed -
    Nose and eyes only to the day exposed}}
  • To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2003 , author=John R. Bruning , title=Jungle ace , publisher=Brassey's citation , isbn=9781574886948 , page=136 , passage=His guns hosed down the vessel's decks, sweeping them clear of sailors, blowing holes in the bulkheads, and smashing gun positions.}}
  • To trick or deceive.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Keath Fraser , title=Popular anatomy , publisher=The Porcupine's Quill citation , isbn=9780889841499 , page=458 , passage=Bartlett elaborated on what had happened at the warehouse, saying he thought Chandar was supposed to have advised, not hosed him.}}
  • (computing) To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year=2006 , date=Spring 2006 , author=Joel Durham Jr. , title=Pimp Out Win XP with TweakUI , page=63 , magazine=Maximum PC , publisher=Future US, Inc. , issn=1522-4279 citation , passage=There aren't any tricky hexadecimal calculations to snare your brain, nor is there a need to worry about hosing the registry for all eternity.}}

    Derived terms

    * hose down * home and hosed


    * hoes * shoe English transitive verbs