Definitions of tube

  1. To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.
  2. To furnish with or to put into, a cylinder, tunnel, etc.
  3. To furnish with a tube.
  4. To fit or furnish with a tube.
  5. convey in a tube
  6. To furnish with tubes.
  7. Tubing.
  8. electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
  9. ( anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
  10. conduit consisting of a long hollow object ( usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
  11. place or enclose in a tube
  12. ride or float on an inflated tube; " We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
  13. convey in a tube; " inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
  14. provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  15. A tunnel for a tube railway; also ( Colloq.), a tube railway.
  16. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.
  17. A telescope.
  18. A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
  19. The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. One of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk.
  23. 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.
  24. A pipe: a long, hollow cylinder for the conveyance of fluids, etc.: a canal.
  25. A pipe; long hollow cylinder.
  26. A long, hollow cylinder, a pipe.
  27. Anal. A tubular organ.
  28. A pipe; a canal or conduit; a hollow cylinder for conveying fluids; a vessel in a plant or animal for conveying fluids.
  29. 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.
  30. Tubed.
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