Definitions for tubelike
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
tubular, cannular, tubelike, tube-shaped, vasiform(adj)
constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids)
Resembling a tube, especially in shape