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|English term or phrase: hosiery|
|hosiery covers tohow many products and their names?|
what do the meaning of knitwear and woven garments
and these two covers to/?
|socks, stockings and tights|
That is the down to earth explanation of what "hosiery" means.
The word covers these 3 items and of course these 3 items are made of a knitted and stretch fabric to adhere to the curves of feet and legs.
Knitwear would not embrace hosiery. Knitwear is anything that is knitted (i.e. produced with knitting needles or a knitting machine) and used to cover the body as outerwear. That means cardigans, sweaters etc. It would not normally cover underclothing or items such as trousers or skirts (although these items are now made in knitted fabric). The garments have an element of stretch in them.
Woven garments covers anything made from cloth woven on a loom and that means trousers, skirts, coats, jackets. Normally this would not be stretchy but nowadays new techniques have meant that you can by stretch wool and denim as it make the clothing made from this more comfortable.
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hose or stockings of any kind
hosiery: (1) hose or stockings of any kind (2) the business of a hosier [someone who makes hosiery]
knitwear: clothing made of knitted fabric
knit: to make (a garment, fabric etc.) by joining loops of yarn, either by hand with knitting needles or by machine)
woven: pp of weave
weave: (1) to interlace (threads, yearns, strips , fibrous material etc.) so as to form a fabric or material
(Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English language, ISBN 0 717 68781 X)
In other words, knitwear comprises a narrow portion of the much broader spectrum of woven garments
All the best, Tom
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