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tube

tube

 
 
pronunciation:
tub
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hollow cylinder made of glass, metal, or rubber used esp. for holding or conveying liquids.
 
synonyms:
duct, pipe
similar words:
catheter, channel, conduit, drain, hose, line, main, pipette, siphon, spout, straw
definition 2: anything shaped like such a hollow cylinder.
synonyms:
cylinder, roll
similar words:
barrel, chimney, flue, pillar, pipe, shaft, shoot, trough, tunnel
definition 3: a small, flexible cylinder that is sealed at one end and closed with a screw cap on the other and from which substances such as toothpaste or paint can be squeezed.
 
similar words:
container
definition 4: (informal) television (prec. by the).
synonyms:
television, TV
similar words:
set
definition 5: (chiefly British; informal) an underground railway system.
definition 6: (informal) (cap.) the London underground railway system (prec. by the).
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tubed, tubes, tubing
definition 1: to place in a tube.
definition 2: to provide with a tube or tubes.
derivation: tubelike (adj.)