What does tub mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tub.

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"


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tub

    tub, n. a two-handed open wooden vessel: a vessel made of staves and hoops: a small cask: anything like a tub: the quantity a tub holds: (slang) a pulpit: a clumsy boat: a receptacle for bathing water: the act of bathing in a tub.—v.t. to set, to bathe, in a tub.—v.i. to take a bath in a tub.—n. Tub′bing, the art of, or the material for, making tubs: in mining, a method of keeping out the water in sinking a shaft in watery ground: a tub-bath: rowing in clumsy boats.—adjs. Tub′bish, round and fat; Tub′by, sounding like an empty tub: dull: wanting elasticity of sound: round like a tub.—ns. Tub′-fast (Shak.) a process of treating venereal disease by sweating in a hot tub; Tub′ful, as much as a tub will hold; Tub′-gig, a Welsh car; Tub′-thump′er (slang), a ranting preacher; Tub′-wheel, a kind of bowl-shaped water-wheel like the turbine, with spiral flanges at the exterior. [Low Ger. tubbe; Dut. tobbe.]

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  1. TUB

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tub in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Holly Gunderson:

    I want to see you naked in my hot tub back in the hotel.

  2. Nabila Bakkatha:

    I have never posted any photograph of me in a bath tub (on social media).

  3. Deanna Brooks:

    When you’re ready to relax there’s a wonderful show tub in your master bedroom.

  4. Josie Feria:

    Soak in your room tub with Epsom salt added to the water, it will reduce inflammation.

  5. Amanda Hayward:

    My daughter was putting electronics in the tub thinking the cameras were watching them.

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