Tub meaning

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To wash in a tub.
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To bathe (oneself)
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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.

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The contents or capacity of such a vessel.

He added a tub of margarine to the stew.

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(nautical, informal) A slow-moving craft.
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(humorous or derogatory) Any structure shaped like a tub, such as a certain old form of pulpit, a short broad boat, etc.
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A small cask.

A tub of gin.

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(mining) A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft.
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To plant, set, or store in a tub.

To tub a plant.

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(intransitive) To bathe.
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A wide, clumsy, slow-moving boat.
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To pack or store in a tub.
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To wash or bathe in a tub.
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To take a bath.
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A bucket or tram for carrying coal, ore, etc. in a mine.
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A slow-moving, clumsy ship or boat.
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Origin of tub

  • Middle English from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German tubbe
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition