Definitions for tubtʌb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tubtʌb(n.; v.)tubbed, tub•bing.
a broad, round, open container, orig. one made of wooden staves held together by hoops and fitted around a flat bottom.
any of various small, usu. round containers:
a tub of butter.
the amount a tub will hold.
an old, slow, or clumsy boat.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Informal. a short and fat person.
a bath in a bathtub.
(v.t.)to place or keep in a tub.
(v.i.)to undergo washing.
Origin of tub:
1350–1400; ME tubbe (n.) < MD or MLG tobbe
bathtub, bathing tub, bath, tub(noun)
a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
the amount that a tub will hold
"a tub of water"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a round container with an open top
a tub of popcorn; tubs for planting flowers
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.
The contents or capacity of such a vessel.
He added a tub of margarine to the stew.
A slow-moving craft.
To pack or store something in a tub.
Don't we all tub in England? uE000177423uE001 London Spectator.
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
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
any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., -- often used jocosely or opprobriously
a sweating in a tub; a tub fast
a small cask; as, a tub of gin
a box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; -- so called by miners
to plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant
to make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe
Translations for tub
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a round (usually wooden) container for keeping water, washing clothes etc
a huge tub of water.
- حَوْض خَشَبيArabic
- tinaPortuguese (BR)
- der BottichGerman
- balde, tinaSpanish
- kabao, korito za rubljeCroatian
- kubilas, rėčkaLithuanian
- kubls; toverisLatvian
- balje, stampNorwegian
- ټب، وړوکی خانک ، تشتPashto
- kaďa, sud, vaňa; džbánSlovak
- çamaşır leğeniTurkish
- 桶Chinese (Trad.)
- діжка, кадібUkrainian
- ٹب، ناندUrdu
- 桶Chinese (Simp.)
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