hosiery


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ho·sier·y

 (hō′zhə-rē)
n.
1. Socks and stockings; hose.
2. Chiefly British Stockings, socks, and underclothing.

[hosier, maker of stockings (from Middle English, from hose, a stocking; see hose) + -y.]

hosiery

(ˈhəʊzɪərɪ)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) stockings, socks, and knitted underclothing collectively

ho•sier•y

(ˈhoʊ ʒə ri)

n.
1. stockings or socks of any kind.
2. the business of a hosier.
[1780–90]

hosiery

Socks and stockings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hosiery - socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)hosiery - socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
footwear - clothing worn on a person's feet
sock - hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
stocking - close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
leotards, tights - skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

hosiery

noun tights, hose, nylons, pantyhose Our lightweight support hosiery relieve tired aching legs.
Translations
الجوارِب والملابِس الداخليَّه
pletené/stávkové zboží
trikotage
kötöttáru
nærfatnaîur ; sokkar
pletený tovar
çorapiç çamaşırı Vb

hosiery

[ˈhəʊʒɪərɪ] Ncalcetería f

hosiery

[ˈhəʊziəri] n
(= socks and stockings) → bas mpl et collants mpl
(= sector of industry) → bonneterie f

hosiery

nStrumpfwaren pl

hosiery

[ˈhəʊʒərɪ] nmaglieria; (in shop) → (reparto di) calze fpl e calzini mpl

hose

(həuz)
1. (also ˈhosepipe) a rubber, plastic etc tube which bends and which is used to carry water etc. a garden hose; a fireman's hose.
2. an older word for stockings or socks. woollen hose.
verb
to apply water to by means of a hose. I'll go and hose the garden/car.
hosiery (ˈhəuziəri) noun
knitted goods, especially stockings, socks and tights.
hose reel
a revolving drum for carrying hoses.
hose down
to clean (eg a car) by means of water brought by a hose.
References in classic literature ?
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