Meaning of TUBE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtüb, ˈtyüb ]


Etymology: French, from Latin tubus; akin to Latin tuba trumpet

Date: 1651

1. : any of various usually cylindrical structures or devices: as

a. : a hollow elongated cylinder ; especially : one to convey fluids

b. : a soft tubular container whose contents (as toothpaste) can be removed by squeezing


(1) : tunnel

(2) British : subway b

d. : the basically cylindrical section between the mouthpiece and bell that is the fundamental part of a wind instrument


a. : a slender channel (as a fallopian tube or a pollen tube) within a plant or animal body : duct

b. : the narrow basal portion of a corolla with united petals or a calyx with united sepals

3. : inner tube


a. : electron tube ; especially : vacuum tube

b. : cathode-ray tube ; especially : a television picture tube

c. : television

5. : an article of clothing shaped like a tube

a tube top

tube socks

• tubed ˈtübd, ˈtyübd adjective

• tube·like ˈtüb-ˌlīk, ˈtyüb- adjective

- down the tube

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