- any hollow, elongated body or part.
- the united lower portion of a gamopetalous corolla or a gamosepalous calyx.
- a television set.
Idioms about tube
Origin of tube
OTHER WORDS FROM tubetubeless, adjectivetubelike, adjectivemul·ti·tube, adjective
Words nearby tube
How to use tube in a sentence
A towable tube will guarantee a wild ride for any seafarer, young and old.The best boating tubes|PopSci Commerce Team|September 3, 2020|Popular-Science
The Platypus Big Zip has a three-liter capacity, and features a switchable tube set-up that can plug into either the bottom or a connection point halfway up the bladder.Hydration bladders for outdoor adventures|PopSci Commerce Team|September 1, 2020|Popular-Science
This bike has a quick-release to hold the seatpost in the seat tube.The most secure ways to lock up your bike|By Michael Frank/Cycle Volta|August 26, 2020|Popular-Science
She remained on a ventilator and tube feedings for nearly five years.New guidance on brain death could ease debate over when life ends|Laura Sanders|August 10, 2020|Science News
In experimental systems, researchers have attached different sorts of molecules to strips of paper, which can be dipped in a tube of saliva to produce the results of a home test in 30 minutes or less.The Case for Rapid At-Home COVID Testing for Everyone - Facts So Romantic|Robert Bazell|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
With the help of mobility aids and a feeding tube, she lived well past her initial prognosis of death by age 4.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life|Elizabeth Picciuto|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That incident was due to an “equipment” problem (a steel tube ruptured)—resulting in explosive vapors being released and ignited.Oil Tankers Leaking into Seattle’s Water|Bill Conroy|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For hoodie-clad, Silicon Valley-types, this means more transistors in a dense integrated tube.How We Compute: Flexible Hardware Required||September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With shorts, a man is expected to wear ankle socks rather than pulled up tube socks.The Problem With Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’ Video|John McWhorter|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also, because a tube of lipstick stands in for the “i” in “science.”Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.|Tauriq Moosa|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Should the vapor not condense well, the test-tube may be immersed in a glass of cold water.
For comparison, the gas may be passed through a test-tube containing an equal amount of distilled water.
At once cover the mouth of the tube with a filter-paper cap moistened with saturated aqueous solution of silver nitrate (1:1).
The best pipet is a small glass tube which has been drawn out at one end to a tip with rather small opening.
British Dictionary definitions for tube
- short for Eustachian tube, Fallopian tube
- any hollow cylindrical structure
- the lower part of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx, below the lobes
- any other hollow structure in a plant
- Also called: the underground an underground railway systemUS and Canadian equivalent: subway
- the tunnels through which the railway runs
- the train itself
- (capital) trademark the London underground railway system
- another name for valve (def. 3)
- See electron tube, cathode-ray tube, television tube
Derived forms of tubetubeless, adjectivetube-like, adjective
Word Origin for tube
Other Idioms and Phrases with tube
see down the tubes.