Definitions for tubetub, tyub
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tubetub, tyub(n.; v.)tubed, tub•ing.
(n.)a hollow, usu. cylindrical body of metal, glass, rubber, etc., used esp. for conveying or containing liquids or gases.
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.
any hollow, cylindrical vessel or organ:
the bronchial tubes.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
the elongated lower part of a united sepal or corolla of a flower.
Ref: inner tube.
Ref: electron tube.
the tube, Informal. television.
a cylindrical garment without sleeves, pockets, or closures, usu. of stretch fabric, worn as a blouse, dress, skirt, etc.
the tubular tunnel in which an underground railroad runs.
the railroad itself.
Ref: subway (def. 1). 1
Surfing. the curled hollow formed on the underside of a cresting wave.
Category: Sport, Status (usage)
(v.t.)to furnish with a tube.
to convey or enclose in a tube.
to form into the shape of a tube; make tubular.
(v.i.)to float down a river on an inner tube.
Idioms for tube:
down the tube(s), into a wasted or abandoned state.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of tube:
1590–1600; < L tubus pipe
conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
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
a hollow cylindrical shape
tube, tube-shaped structure(noun)
(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
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'"
provide with a tube or insert a tube into
convey in a tube
"inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
ride or float on an inflated tube
"We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
place or enclose in a tube
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a long, circular, hollow object through which liquid or gas moves
the tubes leading from his nose to the oxygen tank
sth shaped like a tube
the tube inside the toilet paper
a long container that you squeeze to push out what is inside
a tube of toothpaste
a part inside the body that functions like a tube
the tubes leading from the kidney to the bladder
Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape.
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.
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!
A tin can containing beer (or other beverage?)
A wave which pitches forward when breaking, creating a hollow space inside.
A television. Also, derisively, boob tube. British: telly
Are you just going to sit around all day and watch the tube?
To make or use tubes
The London Underground
Origin: From tube, from tubus.
a hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe
a vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance
the narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla
a priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction
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
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
one of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk
to furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tube' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4631
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tube' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4264
Rank popularity for the word 'tube' in Nouns Frequency: #1398
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.
- tuboPortuguese (BR)
- das RohrGerman
- rør; -rørDanish
- tubo, tuberíaSpanish
- tube, tuyauFrench
- pípa, rör, slangaIcelandic
- rør, slangeNorwegian
- rur(k)a, wążPolish
- لوله ، ټیوبPashto
- trúbka, rúra, potrubieSlovak
- rör, slangSwedish
- tüp, boruTurkish
- 管Chinese (Trad.)
- труба, трубкаUkrainian
- ٹيوب، نلکيUrdu
- 管Chinese (Simp.)
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