tub: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tub), [key]
— n., v., tubbed, tub•bing.
  1. a bathtub.
  2. a broad, round, open, wooden container, usually made of staves held together by hoops and fitted around a flat bottom.
  3. any of various containers resembling or suggesting a tub: a tub for washing clothes.
  4. the amount a tub will hold.
  5. a short and fat person.
  6. an old, slow, or clumsy vessel.
  7. a bath in a bathtub.
  8. an ore car; tram.
  9. a two-seat aircraft, esp. a trainer.
  1. to place or keep in a tub.
  2. to bathe in a bathtub.
  1. to bathe oneself in a bathtub.
  2. to undergo washing, esp. without damage, as a fabric: This cotton print tubs well.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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