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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. tubular, cannular, tubelike, tube-shaped, vasiform(adj)

    constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids)


  1. tubelike(Adjective)

    Resembling a tube, especially in shape


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