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Tube meaning

tube - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. conduit consisting of a long hollow object ( usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
  2. 2. place or enclose in a tube
  3. 3. ride or float on an inflated tube; " We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
  4. 4. convey in a tube; " inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
  5. 5. provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  6. 6. A tunnel for a tube railway; also ( Colloq.), a tube railway.
  7. 7. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.
  8. 8. A telescope.
  9. 9. A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
  10. 10. The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.
  11. 11. A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. One of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk.
  15. 15. To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.
  16. 16. A pipe; long hollow cylinder.

tube - examples of usage

  1. But finding herself opposite the Tube station, she pulled herself up and took counsel swiftly, as of old. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " It came over me in the Tube the other day," she resumed, with a smile; " what is it that makes these people go one way rather than the other? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. No, not in the least; or an adventure with that disagreeable- looking man hanging about the entrance of the Tube station? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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