Definition of tube
- any hollow, elongated body or part.
- the united lower portion of a gamopetalous corolla or a gamosepalous calyx.
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 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
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.
For hoodie-clad, Silicon Valley-types, this means more transistors in a dense integrated tube.
With shorts, a man is expected to wear ankle socks rather than pulled up tube socks.
Also, because a tube of lipstick stands in for the “i” in “science.”
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
- 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
Other Idioms and Phrases with tube
see down the tubes.