Definitions of tube

  1. electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
  2. electric underground railway
  3. a hollow cylindrical shape
  4. convey in a tube
  5. conduit consisting of a long hollow object ( usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct liquids or gases
  6. ( anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
  7. conduit consisting of a long hollow object ( usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
  8. place or enclose in a tube
  9. ride or float on an inflated tube; " We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
  10. convey in a tube; " inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
  11. provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  12. A tunnel for a tube railway; also ( Colloq.), a tube railway.
  13. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.
  14. A telescope.
  15. A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
  16. The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.
  17. A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.
  18. A small pipe forming part of the boiler, containing water and surrounded by flame or hot gases, or else surrounded by water and forming a flue for the gases to pass through.
  19. A more or less cylindrical, and often spiral, case secreted or constructed by many annelids, crustaceans, insects, and other animals, for protection or concealment. See Illust. of Tubeworm.
  20. One of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk.
  21. To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.
  22. A hollow cylinder of glass, metal, etc., through which fluids may pass; an instrument having such a cylinder as an important part of it; a pipe; a subway or tunnel for an underground railway.
  23. To furnish with or to put into, a cylinder, tunnel, etc.
  24. Tubed.
  25. Tubing.
  26. Cylindrical canal.
  27. A pipe: a long, hollow cylinder for the conveyance of fluids, etc.: a canal.
  28. To furnish with a tube.
  29. A pipe; long hollow cylinder.
  30. To fit or furnish with a tube.
  31. A long, hollow cylinder, a pipe.
  32. Anal. A tubular organ.
  33. A pipe; a canal or conduit; a hollow cylinder for conveying fluids; a vessel in a plant or animal for conveying fluids.
  34. A pipe; a hollow cylinder of wood, metal, or glass for conveying fluids, & c.; one of the vessels of animals or plants for conveying fluids or other substances; a telescope, particularly without the fittings.
  35. To furnish with tubes.
  36. Any tubular structure ; a cylindrical structure, as the protective enveloping case of many animals ; a mollusc siphon.

Usage examples for tube

  1. At the rear desk he had his card blown up through the tube to " Mr. T. Drummond," and a few moments later was invited to take the elevator. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  2. I gave Correy several seconds before I followed; when I did start, I planned on coming fast, for in that shoulder- tight tube I would be utterly at the mercy of any who might attack from behind. – The Death-Traps of FX-31 by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  3. His fingers found the tube lifted it. – In the Dark by Ronal Kayser
  4. It will be seen that the propeller- tube is strapped within a strip of brass to a small cross- piece nailed to the bottom board of the hull. – Boys' Book of Model Boats by Raymond Francis Yates
  5. His eye coolly glanced along the iron tube – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. Clavering picked up the tube and told the driver to stop. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  7. Finally he held up a test tube and turned to us. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  8. During its passage through this part of the food tube it is taken up into the veins, and carried to the heart. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  9. Sometimes it is poured down through a tube – Diggers in the Earth by Eva March Tappan
  10. He approached a tube in the wall of the room, and called down through it to the office below. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  11. He has a tube with plain glass in the bottom, and he puts it down over the side of the boat and looks through it to see if the trap is full. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  12. " He'll be waitin' at the train, I reckon," said Mrs. Dodd, " an' most likely composin' a poem on 'Departure' or else breathin' into a tube to see if he's mad." – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  13. A child could work the magic tube and so could Philo Gubb. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  14. Clay does not let air pass, and the water is therefore kept in, even though the tube is open. – Lessons on Soil by E. J. Russell
  15. If he could get that incineration tube – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  16. Three giant cranes, working together, hoisted a tube to the last remaining level of scaffolding, and men swarmed on it and fastened it to the swelling hull. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  17. It says so on the tube – Jerry's Charge Account by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  18. Leoh remained wrapped in his thoughts as they entered the administration building and rode the lift tube – The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova Myron R. Lewis
  19. He spoke into a tin tube and coming back opened a big book. – The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825 by Gordon Sellar
  20. Now and again a man felt lovingly the long black tube of a cannon to see if its temperature was falling. – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris