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tube

tube

 
 
pronunciation:
tub
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long, hollow piece of glass, metal, or rubber used to hold or carry liquids or gases.
 
synonyms:
duct, pipe
similar words:
channel, drain, hose, line, main, siphon, spout, straw
definition 2: anything shaped like such a tube.
Long tubes carry heat to all the rooms in the house.
synonyms:
roll
similar words:
barrel, chimney, flue, pillar, pipe, shaft, shoot, tunnel
definition 3: a small, soft container that is sealed at one end and closed with a cap on the other end. The contents of such a tube are removed by squeezing.
This tube of toothpaste is almost empty.
 
similar words:
container
derivation: tubelike (adj.)