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
Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.
- 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
(uncountable) A game somewhat like backgammon.
- to throw doublets
* 1602 : , act 2 scene 1 line 75
*: Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced,
(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.
- His youthful hose , well saved, a world too wide / For his shrunk shank.
* (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
* hose clamp
* hose clip
To water or spray with a hose.
, author=Vivian Russell
, title=Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny
, passage=Only days before the garden opens, the concrete is hosed down with a high-pressure jet and scrubbed.}}
To provide with hose (garment)
, author=Pierce Pungent
, title=Men and Manners
, date=July to December
, magazine=Fraser's magazine for town and country
, 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.
, author=John R. Bruning
, title=Jungle ace
, 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.
, author=Keath Fraser
, title=Popular anatomy
, publisher=The Porcupine's Quill
, 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.
, date=Spring 2006
, author=Joel Durham Jr.
, title=Pimp Out Win XP with TweakUI
, magazine=Maximum PC
, publisher=Future US, Inc.
, 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.}}
* hose down
* home and hosed