Definitions of tub

  1. To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.
  2. To place in a tub; to wash or bathe in a tub.
  3. To plant, set, or put in a tub.
  4. the amount that a tub will hold; " a tub of water"
  5. The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc.
  6. A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
  7. A small cask; as, a tub of gin.
  8. An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, - used for various purposes.
  9. Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., - often used jocosely or opprobriously.
  10. A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; - so called by miners.
  11. A circular open wooden vessel, or low cask, used for household purposes; a large, deep, stationary receptacle used for washing, bathing, etc.; the amount of water held in such a receptacle.
  12. A two- handed open wooden vessel: a vessel made of staves and hoops: a small cask: anything like a tub: the quantity a tub holds.
  13. A small cask.
  14. Open vessel made of staves and hoops.
  15. A broad open vessel used for washing, etc.
  16. An open wooden vessel formed with staves and hoops; anything like a tub; a small cask.
  17. An open vessel made of staves and hooped, having the appearance of a cask which has been cut through the middle crosswise; a box in which coals are sent up the shaft of a coal- mine.
  18. To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.