Hosiery Ho"sier*y, n. 1. The business of a hosier. [1913 Webster]

2. Stockings, in general; goods knit or woven like hose. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hosiery — is knitted coverings for the legs and feet. Also referred to as legwear, hosiery describes garments worn directly on the feet and legs. The term originated as the collective term for products of which a maker or seller is termed a hosier; and… …   Wikipedia

  • hosiery — stocking collectively, 1775, from HOSIER (Cf. hosier) + Y (Cf. y) (1). As factory where hose is made, from 1803 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hosiery — ► NOUN ▪ stockings, socks, and tights collectively …   English terms dictionary

  • hosiery — [hō′zhər ē] n. [< HOSIER] 1. hose; stockings and socks 2. Chiefly Brit. hose and knitted or woven underwear …   English World dictionary

  • Hosiery —    Knitted and fitting snugly to the leg and/or foot, hosiery was knitted by hand until 1589. It was at this time that William Lee invented the first knitting machine in England. Hosiery was, and to this day still is, produced in silk, wool, and… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • hosiery — n. support hosiery * * * [ həʊzɪərɪ] support hosiery …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hosiery — /hoh zheuh ree/, n. 1. stockings or socks of any kind. 2. the business of a hosier. [1780 90; HOSIER + Y3] * * * Knit or woven coverings for the feet and legs, worn inside shoes. In the 8th century BC, Hesiod referred to linings for shoes; the… …   Universalium

  • hosiery — noun /ˈhoʊʒəri/ a) undergarments worn on the legs, such as socks, stockings, and pantyhose <!disputed: isnt this a hosiers ? b) a shop selling hosiery …   Wiktionary

  • hosiery — [[t]ho͟ʊziəri, AM ʒəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT You use hosiery to refer to tights, stockings, and socks, especially when they are on sale in shops. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • hosiery — noun rinsing out some hosiery Syn: stockings, tights, nylons, hose, pantyhose, leotards; socks …   Thesaurus of popular words

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