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pipe1

pipe1

 
pronunciation:
paIp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tube of metal, plastic, or other material, through which a gas or liquid may flow.
 
synonyms:
tube
similar words:
bypass, cylinder, drain, duct, main, pipeline, siphon
definition 2: a tube made up of a bowl and a hollow stem and used for smoking.
My grandfather has a collection of pipes that he carved himself.
 
definition 3: (sometimes plural) a musical instrument made up of one or several tubes that make notes when air is blown through them.
similar words:
drone, wind instrument
definition 4: a single tube of such an instrument.
The organ at our church has more than a hundred pipes.
similar words:
drone
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: piped, pipes, piping
definition 1: to make music or give a signal with a pipe.
The organ piped throughout the hall.
similar words:
flute
definition 2: to cause to flow through a pipe or as if through a pipe.
The town piped water from the lake.
similar words:
channel, conduct, pipeline, siphon
derivations: pipeless (adj.), pipelike (adj.)
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