Definitions for Tubetub, tyub

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tubetub, tyub(n.; v.)tubed, tub•ing.

  1. (n.)a hollow, usu. cylindrical body of metal, glass, rubber, etc., used esp. for conveying or containing liquids or gases.

  2. a small collapsible cylinder of metal or plastic sealed at one end and having a capped opening at the other from which a semifluid substance, as paint or toothpaste, may be squeezed.

  3. any hollow, cylindrical vessel or organ:

    the bronchial tubes.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  4. the elongated lower part of a united sepal or corolla of a flower.

    Category: Botany

  5. Ref: inner tube.

  6. Category: Electronics

    Ref: electron tube.

  7. the tube, Informal. television.

    Category: Informal

  8. a cylindrical garment without sleeves, pockets, or closures, usu. of stretch fabric, worn as a blouse, dress, skirt, etc.

    Category: Clothing

  9. the tubular tunnel in which an underground railroad runs.

    Category: Transportation

  10. the railroad itself.

    Category: Transportation

  11. Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: subway (def. 1). 1

  12. Surfing. the curled hollow formed on the underside of a cresting wave.

    Category: Sport, Status (usage)

  13. (v.t.)to furnish with a tube.

  14. to convey or enclose in a tube.

  15. to form into the shape of a tube; make tubular.

  16. (v.i.)to float down a river on an inner tube.

Idioms for tube:

  1. down the tube(s), into a wasted or abandoned state.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of tube:

1590–1600; < L tubus pipe


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tube, tubing(noun)

    conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

  2. tube, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valve(noun)

    electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope

  3. pipe, tube(noun)

    a hollow cylindrical shape

  4. tube, tube-shaped structure(noun)

    (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure

  5. metro, tube, underground, subway system, subway(verb)

    an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

    "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"

  6. tube(verb)

    provide with a tube or insert a tube into

  7. tube(verb)

    convey in a tube

    "inside Paris, they used to tube mail"

  8. tube(verb)

    ride or float on an inflated tube

    "We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"

  9. tube(verb)

    place or enclose in a tube

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tube(noun)tub, tyub

    a long, circular, hollow object through which liquid or gas moves

    the tubes leading from his nose to the oxygen tank

  2. tubetub, tyub

    sth shaped like a tube

    the tube inside the toilet paper

  3. tubetub, tyub

    a long container that you squeeze to push out what is inside

    a tube of toothpaste

  4. tubetub, tyub

    a part inside the body that functions like a tube

    the tubes leading from the kidney to the bladder


  1. tube(Noun)

    Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape.

  2. tube(Noun)

    An approximately cylindrical container, usually with a crimped end and a screw top, used to contain and dispense semi-liquid substances.

    A tube of toothpaste.

  3. tube(Noun)

    The London Underground railway system, originally referred to the lower level lines that ran in tubular tunnels as opposed to the higher ones which ran in rectangular section tunnels. (Often the tube.)

    No mate, I am taking the tube!

  4. tube(Noun)

    A tin can containing beer (or other beverage?)

  5. tube(Noun)

    A wave which pitches forward when breaking, creating a hollow space inside.

  6. tube(Noun)

    A television. Also, derisively, boob tube. British: telly

    Are you just going to sit around all day and watch the tube?

  7. tube(Verb)

    To make or use tubes

  8. Tube(ProperNoun)

    The London Underground

  9. Origin: From tube, from tubus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tube(noun)

    a hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe

  2. Tube(noun)

    a telescope

  3. Tube(noun)

    a vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance

  4. Tube(noun)

    the narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla

  5. Tube(noun)

    a priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction

  6. Tube(noun)

    a small pipe forming part of the boiler, containing water and surrounded by flame or hot gases, or else surrounded by water and forming a flue for the gases to pass through

  7. Tube(noun)

    a more or less cylindrical, and often spiral, case secreted or constructed by many annelids, crustaceans, insects, and other animals, for protection or concealment. See Illust. of Tubeworm

  8. Tube(noun)

    one of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk

  9. Tube(verb)

    to furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well


  1. Tube

    Tube is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 1985. The members of the group are Nobuteru Maeda Michiya Haruhata Hideyuki Kakuno and Ryoji Matsumoto . Tube members Maeda and Haruhata have composed for other artists under the Pipeline Project alias. Since the group released most of its songs in April to July, the catchphrase originated "Summer comes with Tube".

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. tube

    1. n. A CRT terminal. Never used in the mainstream sense of TV; real hackers don't watch TV, except for Looney Toons, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Trek Classic, the Simpsons, Babylon 5, and the occasional cheesy old swashbuckler movie. 2. [IBM] To send a copy of something to someone else's terminal. “Tube me that note?”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tube' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4631

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tube' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4264

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tube' in Nouns Frequency: #1398

Anagrams of Tube

  1. bute

Translations for Tube

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a long, low cylinder-shaped object through which liquid can pass; a pipe

The water flowed through a rubber tube; a glass tube.

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