Tube meaning

to͝ob, tyo͝ob
Tube means a hollow cylinder.

An example of a tube is manicotti pasta.

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The lower, cylindrical part of a gamopetalous corolla or a gamosepalous calyx.
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The definition of a tube is a pliable container with a screw cap at one end to keep it closed.

An example of tube is the container that toothpaste comes in.

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A small flexible cylindrical container sealed at one end and having a screw cap at the other, for pigments, toothpaste, or other pastelike substances.
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The cylindrical part of a wind instrument.
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The elongated space inside a wave when it is breaking.
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The fallopian tubes.
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To provide with a tube; insert a tube in.
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To place in or enclose in a tube.
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To ride or float on an inflated tube for recreation.
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A rubber casing inflated with air and used, esp. formerly, with an outer casing to form an automotive tire.
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A cylindrical container made of thin, pliable metal, plastic, etc., fitted at one end with a screw cap, and used for holding pastes or semiliquids, which can be squeezed out.
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The lower, united part of a gamopetalous corolla or a gamosepalous calyx.
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The tubular space bounded by the lines of electric or magnetic force passing through every point on a closed curve on the outside of a charged body.
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To provide with, place in, or pass through a tube or tubes.
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To make tubular.
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A hollow cylinder, especially one that conveys a fluid or functions as a passage.
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An anatomical structure or organ having the shape or function of a tube; a duct.
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See CRT and vacuum tube.
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Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape.
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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.

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(UK, colloquial, often capitalized as Tube) 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!

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(Australia, slang) A tin can containing beer (other beverage?).
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(surfing) A wave which pitches forward when breaking, creating a hollow space inside.
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(North America, colloquial) A television. Also, derisively, boob tube. British: telly.

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

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To make or use tubes.

She tubes lipstick.

They tubed down the Colorado River.

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(informal) The London Underground.
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down the tubes
  • Into a state of failure or ruin:.
    Saw her plans go down the tubes.
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down the tube
  • In or into a condition of failure, defeat, etc.
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the tube
  • Television.
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Origin of tube

  • French from Old French from Latin tubus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French tube, from Latin tubus (“tube, pipe").

    From Wiktionary