What does tube mean?

Definitions for tubetub, tyub

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tube, tubing(noun)

    conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

  2. 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

  3. pipe, tube(noun)

    a hollow cylindrical shape

  4. tube, tube-shaped structure(noun)

    (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure

  5. 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'"

  6. tube(verb)

    provide with a tube or insert a tube into

  7. tube(verb)

    convey in a tube

    "inside Paris, they used to tube mail"

  8. tube(verb)

    ride or float on an inflated tube

    "We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"

  9. tube(verb)

    place or enclose in a tube


  1. tube(Noun)

    Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape.

  2. tube(Noun)

    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.

  3. tube(Noun)

    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!

  4. tube(Noun)

    A tin can containing beer (or other beverage?)

  5. tube(Noun)

    A wave which pitches forward when breaking, creating a hollow space inside.

  6. tube(Noun)

    A television. Also, derisively, boob tube. British: telly

    Are you just going to sit around all day and watch the tube?

  7. tube(Verb)

    To make or use tubes

  8. Tube(ProperNoun)

    The London Underground

  9. Origin: From tube, from tubus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tube(noun)

    a hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe

  2. Tube(noun)

    a telescope

  3. Tube(noun)

    a vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance

  4. Tube(noun)

    the narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla

  5. Tube(noun)

    a priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction

  6. Tube(noun)

    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

  7. Tube(noun)

    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

  8. Tube(noun)

    one of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk

  9. Tube(verb)

    to furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well


  1. Tube

    Tube is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 1985. The members of the group are Nobuteru Maeda Michiya Haruhata Hideyuki Kakuno and Ryoji Matsumoto . Tube members Maeda and Haruhata have composed for other artists under the Pipeline Project alias. Since the group released most of its songs in April to July, the catchphrase originated "Summer comes with Tube".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tube

    tūb, n. a pipe: a long hollow cylinder for the conveyance of fluids, &c.: a canal: the body of a musical instrument: a telescope: a cylindrical receptacle for holding semi-fluid substances, as pigments.—v.t. to furnish with, enclose in, a tube.—n. Tū′bage, the act or process of lining a heavy gun by insertion of a tube of wrought-iron, &c.: (med.) the insertion of a tube into the larynx, &c.—adjs. Tū′bal, Tū′bar.—n. Tube′-well, a pipe used to obtain water from beneath the ground, having a sharp point and a number of perforations just above the point.—adjs. Tubic′olar, Tū′bicole, Tubic′olous, inhabiting a tube: spinning a tubular web; Tū′biflorous, having tubular flowers; Tū′biform, shaped like a tube.—n. Tū′bing, the act of making tubes: tubes collectively: material for tubes.—adjs. Tū′būlar, having the form of a tube: having a sound like that made by the passage of air through a tube; Tūbūlā′rian, hydriform in tubular shape with wide disc; Tū′būlate, -d, Tū′būlous, Tū′būlose, formed like a tube: formed of tubes.—n. Tū′būle, a small tube.—adj. Tū′būliform, having the form of a small tube. [Fr.,—L. tubus, a pipe.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. tube

    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?”

Editors Contribution

  1. tube

    A cylindrical shape object or structure used to convey a type of fluid, liquid, gas or function as a passage or conduit.

    Their are various passages in the human body that have and function as a tube and various objects in the shape of a tube that are created and used in various designs for various purposes.

Suggested Resources

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  2. TUBE

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tube' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4631

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tube' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4264

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tube' in Nouns Frequency: #1398


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tube in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tube in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H.R. Haldeman:

    You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.

  2. Tony Breeze:

    Squeeze every drop from the toothpaste tube of life.

  3. Catherine Pruszynski:

    There’s 1,000 male aedis agypti mosquitos in this tube.

  4. H.R. Haldeman:

    Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in

  5. Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear:

    Being shot out of a cannon is always better than being squeezed through a tube.

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