- any hollow, elongated body or part.
- the united lower portion of a gamopetalous corolla or a gamosepalous calyx.
verb (used with object), tubed, tub·ing.
Origin of tube
Related formstube·less, adjectivetube·like, adjectivemul·ti·tube, adjective
Examples from the Web for tube
Also, because a tube of lipstick stands in for the “i” in “science.”
Having a tube jabbed into an open wound in your throat is clearly not pleasant.
IranWire: Why did you decide to respond to Iranian state television by publishing a video of you singing in a London Tube station?
When the tube heats up, it creates steam that can be injected into the oil well.
If ever I give up my music," he says, "you might see me on the tube one day with a hood over my head climbing into a ring.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And listening, there comes up to him from the depths faintly, through the tube: "I'm uninjured, but am bound and helpless."Miss Dividends|Archibald Clavering Gunter
Breathing through a tube, if continued for a long time, interferes with the natural growth of the air-passage above it.
It will also help greatly to make a water-tight joint around the tube.Boys' Book of Model Boats|Raymond Francis Yates
Again there was no sensory reaction to passing through the Tube.Gone Fishing|James H. Schmitz
Allow the bulb and tube to cool, then repeat the heating once more.A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing|Bernard D. Bolas
British Dictionary definitions for tube
- 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
Derived Formstubeless, adjectivetube-like, adjective
Word Origin for tube
Medicine definitions for tube
Idioms and Phrases with tube
see down the tubes.