tube


tube
[[t]tub, tyub[/t]]
n. v. tubed, tub•ing
1) 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) anat. zool. any hollow, cylindrical vessel or organ:
the bronchial tubes[/ex]
4) bot the elongated lower part of a united sepal or corolla of a flower
6) elo
electron tube
7) inf the tube, Informal.
television
8) clo a cylindrical garment without sleeves, pockets, or closures, usu. of stretch fabric, worn as a blouse, dress, skirt, etc
9) trs the tubular tunnel in which an underground railroad runs
10) trs the railroad itself
11) brit. Brit.
subway 1)
12) spo sts Surfing. the curled hollow formed on the underside of a cresting wave
13) 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) to float down a river on an inner tube
Etymology: 1590–1600; < L tubus pipe tube′like`, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • tube — tube …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • tube — [ tyb ] n. m. • 1611; « voûte » mot région. (Nord) 1453; lat. tubus 1 ♦ Appareil de forme cylindrique, ou conduit à section circulaire, généralement rigide (verre, quartz, plastique, métal), ouvert à une extrémité ou aux deux. Calibre d un tube.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tube — Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tube — may refer to:Electronics *vacuum tube, a component of electronics *cathode ray tube, a common component of electronics such as televisions and other displays *Tube, An expansion bus on the BBC Micro computer *Nokia 5800 Tube , A mobile phoneFood… …   Wikipedia

  • tube — [ tub ] noun count ** ▸ 1 object like a pipe ▸ 2 long narrow container ▸ 3 long thin part inside body ▸ 4 television ▸ 5 cathode ray tube ▸ 6 underground train ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a long narrow object similar to a pipe that liquid or gas can move… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tube — [to͞ob, tyo͞ob] n. [Fr < L tubus, a pipe] 1. a) a hollow cylinder or pipe of metal, glass, rubber, etc., usually long in proportion to its diameter, used for conveying fluids, etc. b) an instrument, part, organ, etc. resembling a tube… …   English World dictionary

  • tube — (n.) 1610s, from M.Fr. tube (mid 15c.), from L. tubus tube, pipe, of unknown origin. The London subway was christened the Twopenny Tube before it even opened (H.D. Browne, in the Londoner of June 30, 1900); tube for cylindrical railway tunnel is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tube — (englisch für Rohr, Röhre) bezeichnet: einen biegsamen Behälter mit Schraub oder Klickverschluss zum Herausdrücken einer Paste, siehe Tube (Behälter) die Verbindung zwischen Ohr und Rachen, siehe Eustachi Röhre den Eileiter (lat. Tuba uterina,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tube — Sf std. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. tube, das über frz. tube m. auf l. tubus m. Röhre zurückgeht.    Ebenso nndl. tube, ne. tube, nfrz. tube, nschw. tub, nnorw. tube; Tuba. ✎ Röhrich 3 (1992), 1648; DF 5 (1981), 522. englisch frz …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • tube — ► NOUN 1) a long, hollow cylinder for conveying or holding liquids or gases. 2) a flexible metal or plastic container sealed at one end and having a cap at the other. 3) a hollow cylindrical organ or structure in an animal or plant. 4) Brit.… …   English terms dictionary

  • tube — TUBE. s. m. Terme dogmatique. Tuyau, sarbacanne, conduit, canal de plomb, de fer &c. par où l air & les choses liquides passent & ont une issuë libre. Tube de carton. tube de laiton, de cuivre, de fer &c. le tube d une lunette de longue veuë. il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française


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