- 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
Example sentences from the Web for tube
As the tubes expand and contract, they stretch the fabric across someone’s skin.This artificial skin feels ‘ghosts’ — things you wish were there|Stephen Ornes|November 20, 2020|Science News For Students
The tube is placed over the shaft, and the spearfisherman holds on to the tube and releases the spear.
When the test site is dormant, that tube can fill back up with air.The first hyperloop passengers just took a short but important ride|Rob Verger|November 11, 2020|Popular Science
Oscillating sprinklers have a tube with holes in it that moves side-to-side to create a fan pattern that covers a larger, rectangular area.
If the brand name was printed on the tube, there'd be no question.Hints From Heloise: Sanitizing and disinfecting aren’t the same thing|Heloise Heloise|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
When the rock was reached two streams were found issuing from a fissure; one of them was tubed, and water rose to the surface.Saratoga and How to See It|R. F. Dearborn
The well was tubed, and by a common hand pump yielded ten barrels per day.
They are not tubed or hollow; but he has a sort of groove on the outside of the tooth, down which the deadly poison flows.Across India|Oliver Optic
The well was then tubed, and a hand pump inserted, when it was found to yield at the rate of ten or fifteen barrels per day.
"Reckon it is, Welks," said Richard, drawing it through his tubed left hand.The Kentons|William Dean Howells
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.