tube: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tb, tyb), [key]
— n., v., tubed, tub•ing.
- a hollow, usually cylindrical body of metal, glass, rubber, or other material, used esp. for conveying or containing liquids or gases.
- a small, collapsible, cylinder of metal or plastic sealed at one end and having a capped opening at the other from which paint, toothpaste, or some other semifluid substance may be squeezed.
- any hollow, cylindrical vessel or organ: the bronchial tubes.
- any hollow, elongated body or part.
- the united lower portion of a gamopetalous corolla or a gamosepalous calyx.
- a television set.
- the tubular tunnel in which an underground railroad runs.
- the railroad itself.
- the curled hollow formed on the underside of a cresting wave.
- subway (def. 1).
- a can of beer.
- a telescope.
- into a ruined, wasted, or abandoned state or condition.
- to furnish with a tube or tubes.
- to convey or enclose in a tube.
- to form into the shape of a tube; make tubular.
- tube (Thesaurus)