- 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.
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Idioms for tube
Origin of tube
OTHER WORDS FROM tubetubeless, adjectivetubelike, adjectivemul·ti·tube, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for tube
A towable tube will guarantee a wild ride for any seafarer, young and old.
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.
This bike has a quick-release to hold the seatpost in the seat tube.
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
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.
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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 forms of tubetubeless, adjectivetube-like, adjective
Word Origin for tube
Medical definitions for tube
Idioms and Phrases with tube
see down the tubes.