Definitions for tubtʌb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tubtʌb(n.; v.)tubbed, tub•bing.

  1. (n.)a bathtub.

  2. a broad, round, open container, orig. one made of wooden staves held together by hoops and fitted around a flat bottom.

  3. any of various small, usu. round containers:

    a tub of butter.

  4. the amount a tub will hold.

  5. an old, slow, or clumsy boat.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  6. Informal. a short and fat person.

    Category: Informal

  7. a bath in a bathtub.

    Category: British

  8. (v.t.)to place or keep in a tub.

  9. to bathe.

    Category: British

  10. (v.i.)to undergo washing.

    Category: Informal

Origin of tub:

1350–1400; ME tubbe (n.) < MD or MLG tobbe

tub′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bathtub, bathing tub, bath, tub(noun)

    a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body

  2. tub, vat(noun)

    a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids

  3. tub, tubful(noun)

    the amount that a tub will hold

    "a tub of water"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tub(noun)ʌb

    a round container with an open top

    a tub of popcorn; tubs for planting flowers

  2. tubʌb

    a bathtub

Wiktionary

  1. tub(Noun)

    A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.

    He bought a tub of lard to roast the potatoes in.

  2. tub(Noun)

    The contents or capacity of such a vessel.

    He added a tub of margarine to the stew.

  3. tub(Noun)

    A bathtub.

  4. tub(Noun)

    A slow-moving craft.

  5. tub(Verb)

    To pack or store something in a tub.

  6. tub(Verb)

    To bathe.

    Don't we all tub in England? uE000177423uE001 London Spectator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tub(noun)

    an open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, -- used for various purposes

  2. Tub(noun)

    the amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc

  3. Tub(noun)

    any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., -- often used jocosely or opprobriously

  4. Tub(noun)

    a sweating in a tub; a tub fast

  5. Tub(noun)

    a small cask; as, a tub of gin

  6. Tub(noun)

    a box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; -- so called by miners

  7. Tub(verb)

    to plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant

  8. Tub

    to make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe

Freebase

  1. TUB

    Tubby protein homolog is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TUB gene. This gene encodes a member of the Tubby family of bipartite transcription factors. The encoded protein may play a role in obesity and sensorineural degradation. The crystal structure has been determined for a similar protein in mouse, and it functions as a membrane-bound transcription regulator that translocates to the nucleus in response to phosphoinositide hydrolysis. Two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene.


Translations for tub

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tub(noun)

a round (usually wooden) container for keeping water, washing clothes etc

a huge tub of water.

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