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 ?
A placard near by announced that they had been reduced in price from two dollars and fifty cents to one dollar and ninety-eight cents; and a young girl who stood behind the counter asked her if she wished to examine their line of silk hosiery. She smiled, just as if she had been asked to inspect a tiara of diamonds with the ultimate view of purchasing it.
No one had ever told the form-master before that he talked nonsense, and he was meditating an acid reply, in which perhaps he might insert a veiled reference to hosiery, when Mr.
Rosamond became serious too, and slightly meditative; in fact, she was going through many intricacies of lace-edging and hosiery and petticoat-tucking, in order to give an answer that would at least be approximative.
Interloop Limited, launched with 10 knitting machines in 1992, has grown into one of the world's largest Hosiery manufacturers; a complete vertically integrated company with state of the art Spinning, Yarn Dyeing, Knitting and Finishing facilities.
The hosiery market is witnessing new demand propositions in the emergence of specialized hosiery.
Summary: The insights drills into key regional and global industry developments that give rise to new prospects and lucrative avenues in the hosiery market.
Lahore -- The Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA) on Friday urged the government to continue the sales tax zero-rating regime for five export-oriented sectors in the budget 2019-20, representing mainly SMEs, as suspension of this facility will not only undermine the initiatives of the government to spur exports but also discourage investment which is necessary for growth.
The company, billed as the largest hosiery producer in Pakistan, has set out to raise fresh capital of Rs4.905bn, representing 12.5 per cent stake in the company.
FAISALABAD -- A hosiery factory was reduced to ashes in the area of Jhang Bazaar police station.
FAISALABAD: A hosiery factory was reduced to ashes in the area of Jhang Bazaar police station.
The company plans to utilise the raised amount to finance a new facility at Faisalabad to expand hosiery production capacity and set up a denim production facility in Lahore.
The financing raised will be invested in expansion of the company's hosiery production and setting up a new plant for stitched denim jeans.