Definitions of pipe

  1. To play on a pipe; to whistle.
  2. To play on or as on a pipe; speak or sing in a high key; whistle.
  3. To convey in pipes.
  4. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
  5. To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.
  6. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
  7. To play on a musical wind- instrument; as, to pipe a tune; to utter in a high key; as, to pipe a song; to furnish with pipes, or tubes, as to pipe a house for water; to carry through a tube; as, to pipe water into a city.
  8. To play on a pipe: to call with a pipe, as on board ships.
  9. To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.
  10. To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.
  11. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle.
  12. To become hollow in the process of solodifying; - said of an ingot, as of steel.
  13. To play on the musical instrument called a pipe; to utter a shrill sound; to whistle.
  14. To play upon a pipe: to whistle.
  15. To play on a pipe; whistle.
  16. utter a shrill cry
  17. trim with piping, as of garments
  18. play on a pipe; " pipe a tune"
  19. To play on a pipe; to utter sharply; to call with a pipe.
  20. To play on a pipe; to send forth a shrill sound; to call by means of a pipe or whistle, as in a ship.
  21. the flues and stops on a pipe organ
  22. a tubular wind instrument
  23. trim with piping; " pipe the skirt"
  24. transport by pipeline; " pipe oil, water, and gas into the desert"
  25. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an organ.
  26. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc.
  27. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.
  28. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
  29. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
  30. An elongated body or vein of ore.
  31. A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it.
  32. A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains.
  33. A small bowl with a hollow steam, - used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
  34. A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the accounts of debts to the king; - so called because put together like a pipe.
  35. Any long hollow tube; as, iron pipe; a tube of clay, wood, etc., with a bowl at one end for smoking tobacco; as much tobacco as the bowl will hold; a wine measure equal to two hogsheads, or 105 imperial gallons, or 126 wine- gallons; a high- pitched voice; as, the pipe of a child; the note or call of a bird or insect; a musical wind- instrument consisting of a hollow tube, as a flute.
  36. A musical wind instrument consisting of a long tube: any long tube: a tube of clay, etc., with a bowl at one end for smoking tobacco: a cask containing two hhds.
  37. A tube; wind instrument; bowl and tube for smoking; large cask.
  38. A small bowl with a hollow stem, for smoking.
  39. A tube, as for conveying fluids; a tubular wind instrument; in the plural, the bagpipe. See illus.
  40. A large cask for wine.
  41. A musical wind instrument; a long tube; a clay tube with a bowl at the end for smoking; the sound of the voice; a roll in the exchequer; a cask, usually containing 126 gallons.
  42. A large cask generally capable of containing two hhds.
  43. A thin hollow cylinder; a tube; a long tube or cylinder for conveying water, gas, steam, & c.; a wind musical instrument consisting of a pipe or tube of wood or metal; the key or pitch of the voice; a tube of clay or wood, & c., of the diameter of a goose- quill, with a turned- up open head, for smoking tobacco; the roll of creditors in the Exchequer.
  44. Piping.