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Pipe meaning

pipe - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. trim with piping; " pipe the skirt"
  2. 2. transport by pipeline; " pipe oil, water, and gas into the desert"
  3. 3. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an organ.
  4. 4. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc.
  5. 5. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.
  6. 6. The key or sound of the voice.
  7. 7. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
  8. 8. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
  9. 9. An elongated body or vein of ore.
  10. 10. A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it.
  11. 11. A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains.
  12. 12. To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.
  13. 13. To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.
  14. 14. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle.
  15. 15. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
  16. 16. To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.
  17. 17. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
  18. 18. A small bowl with a hollow steam, - used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
  19. 19. A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the accounts of debts to the king; - so called because put together like a pipe.
  20. 20. To become hollow in the process of solodifying; - said of an ingot, as of steel.
  21. 21. A tube; wind instrument; bowl and tube for smoking; large cask.
  22. 22. To play on a pipe; whistle.

pipe - examples of usage

  1. He nodded, and took his pipe from his mouth, but, being unable to think of anything to say, he put it back again, although he would have been glad if she had stayed. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Old Jaskett took his pipe from his mouth, and sighed. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " No, not another pipe. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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