Sty vs Hose - What's the difference?

sty | hose |


As an adjective sty

is hundredth.

As a noun hose is

trousers.

sty

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .

Noun

(sties)
  • A pen or enclosure for swine.
  • (figurative) A messy, dirty or debauched place.
  • * Milton
  • To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty .
    Synonyms
    * (enclosure for swine) pigpen, pigsty * (messy or dirty place) hovel, pigsty

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To place in, or as if in, a sty.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To live in a sty, or any messy or dirty place.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), .

    Alternative forms

    * stee, stie, stigh

    Verb

  • (label) To ascend, rise up, climb.
  • * 1395 , (John Wycliffe), Bible , Isaiah LIII:
  • And he schal stie as a ?erde bifor him, and as a roote fro Ă¾irsti lond.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.xi:
  • The beast impatient of his smarting wound, / And of so fierce and forcible despight, / Thought with his wings to stye aboue the ground [...].
    Derived terms
    * *

    Noun

    (sties)
  • A ladder.
  • Etymology 3

    Probably a .

    Alternative forms

    * stye

    Noun

    (sties)
  • (label) An inflammation of the eyelid.
  • hose

    English

    (wikipedia hose)

    Noun

  • (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

    Verb

    (hos)
  • 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

    Anagrams

    * hoes * shoe English transitive verbs