- 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
How to use tube in a sentence
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.Take a stab at spearfishing with these tips|Same Romano/Outdoor Life|November 16, 2020|Popular-Science
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.Sprinklers to keep lawns fresh|PopSci Commerce Team|October 30, 2020|Popular-Science
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
It has been carefully tubed and christened the United States.
At the recent retubing two streams were found and carefully tubed, one of which discharges sixty gallons per minute.
The spring was discovered several years ago, but only recently was it tubed so as to be available.
This fountain was the first tubed in this mineral valley, being opened by Gideon Putnam, in 1806.
When the rock was reached two streams were found issuing from a fissure; one of them was tubed, and water rose to the surface.
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.