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Meaning & Definition of Tube in English

English

Tube

/tub/

noun

1. Conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

    synonym:
  • tube
  • ,
  • tubing

2. Electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope

    synonym:
  • tube
  • ,
  • vacuum tube
  • ,
  • thermionic vacuum tube
  • ,
  • thermionic tube
  • ,
  • electron tube
  • ,
  • thermionic valve

3. A hollow cylindrical shape

    synonym:
  • pipe
  • ,
  • tube

4. (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure

    synonym:
  • tube
  • ,
  • tube-shaped structure

5. An electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

  • "In paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in london it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
    synonym:
  • metro
  • ,
  • tube
  • ,
  • underground
  • ,
  • subway system
  • ,
  • subway

verb

1. Provide with a tube or insert a tube into

    synonym:
  • tube

2. Convey in a tube

  • "Inside paris, they used to tube mail"
    synonym:
  • tube

3. Ride or float on an inflated tube

  • "We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
    synonym:
  • tube

4. Place or enclose in a tube

    synonym:
  • tube

Examples of using

You can't put toothpaste back in the tube.
Please buy a tube of toothpaste.
He squeezed the toothpaste out of a tube.