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Definitions of pipe

  1. the flues and stops on a pipe organ
  2. transport by pipeline; of oil, water, gas, etc.
  3. a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
  4. a tubular wind instrument
  5. a hollow cylindrical shape
  6. utter a shrill cry
  7. trim with piping, as of garments
  8. play on a pipe; " pipe a tune"
  9. trim with piping; " pipe the skirt"
  10. transport by pipeline; " pipe oil, water, and gas into the desert"
  11. 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.
  12. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc.
  13. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.
  14. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
  15. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
  16. An elongated body or vein of ore.
  17. A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it.
  18. A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains.
  19. To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.
  20. To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.
  21. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle.
  22. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
  23. To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.
  24. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
  25. A small bowl with a hollow steam, - used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
  26. 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.
  27. To become hollow in the process of solodifying; - said of an ingot, as of steel.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. To play on the musical instrument called a pipe; to utter a shrill sound; to whistle.
  31. 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.
  32. To play upon a pipe: to whistle.
  33. To play on a pipe: to call with a pipe, as on board ships.
  34. A tube; wind instrument; bowl and tube for smoking; large cask.
  35. To play on a pipe; whistle.
  36. To play on or as on a pipe; speak or sing in a high key; whistle.
  37. To convey in pipes.
  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. Piping.
  42. 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.
  43. To play on a pipe; to utter sharply; to call with a pipe.
  44. To play on a pipe; to whistle.
  45. A large cask generally capable of containing two hhds.
  46. 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.
  47. To play on a pipe; to send forth a shrill sound; to call by means of a pipe or whistle, as in a ship.

Usage examples for pipe

  1. And where the water pipe ran between the two houses was a little window; one had only to step across the pipe to get from one window to the other. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  2. No." He lit his pipe, and settled himself in his chair. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. I'll join you with a pipe afterwards." – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  4. You don't hear his pipe, do you? – The Loss of the Royal George by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. " A water- pipe has burst in our kitchen range," said he. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  6. I'm going to have a pipe. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  7. I didn't leave my pipe here, did I? – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  8. " Well, it ain't any pipe dream," Lise agreed. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  9. " Show me the broken pipe," he said, anxiously; " let me see if it really will not do any more." – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  10. " I- I should like to smoke a pipe of Virginia" he groaned. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  11. " I want to see old Anderson, my love," replied Bramble, taking his pipe out of his mouth. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  12. For that purpose it is better than an arm- chair and a pipe, or a piece of knitting. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  13. Jahan relighted his pipe and burst into a merry laugh. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  14. He smoked until his pipe revived and added, " Well, Tom can afford it; he's got all the money he needs." – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  15. He sat down with his back to the tree again and filled his pipe. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  16. So he filled the pipe. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  17. I'll have a pipe, and then we'll go to bed. – The House of Souls by Arthur Machen
  18. He beat out his pipe, crossed his feet before the fire, and closed his eyes. – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  19. Would you like to smoke a pipe? – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  20. At something after two o'clock that night, K. put down his pipe and listened. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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