Definition of Hosiery

1. Noun. Socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear).

Exact synonyms: Hose
Generic synonyms: Footwear
Specialized synonyms: Sock, Stocking, Leotards, Tights
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland



Definition of Hosiery

1. n. The business of a hosier.

Definition of Hosiery

1. Noun. undergarments worn on the legs, such as socks, stockings, and pantyhose ¹

2. Noun. a shop selling hosiery ¹

3. Noun. the business of a hosier ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hosiery

1. hose [n -SIERIES] - See also: hose

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hosiery

hosemonkey
hosen
hosepipe
hosepipes
hoser
hosers
hoses
hosey
hoseyed
hoseying
hoseys
hoshin kanri
hosier
hosieries
hosiers
hosiery (current term)
hosing
hosings
hosp
hospice
hospice care
hospices
hospitability
hospitable
hospitableness
hospitably
hospitage
hospital
hospital-patient relations
hospital-physician joint ventures

Literary usage of Hosiery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Etna hosiery Company (hereinafter called the plaintiff) against the Norfolk hosiery & Underwear Mills Company (herein- sifter called the defendant), ..."

2. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"He purchased the hosiery business and machinery of Thomas Fowler, at Cohoes, about the same time and became the largest manufacturer of knit underwear in ..."

3. A History of Factory Legislation by B. L. Hutchins, Amy Harrison (1911)
"The Act of 1864—hosiery, Hardware, Apparel, &c.—The Factory Acts Extension Act and the Workshops Act, 1867. ON August 15th, 1861, Lord Shaftesbury in the ..."

4. Wool and Manufactures of Wool by Bureau of Statistics, Dept. of the Treasury, William Franklin Switzler, United States (1887)
"In 1850 there were $5 hosiery mills, with a capital of ... In 1831 the only considerable hosiery establishment was that of the Newburyport Hose ..."

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