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1 : A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which the workman gathers a quantity of "metal" (melted glass), and through which he blows to expand or shape it; -- called also blowing tube, and blowpipe.

2 : A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles.

3 : A blowgun.

4 : A corm.

5 : Alt. of Contubernial

6 : Living or messing together; familiar; in companionship.

7 : A vacuum tube in which the exhaustion is carried to a very high degree, with the production of a distinct class of effects; -- so called from W. Crookes who introduced it.

8 : A swelling or rising; protuberance.

9 : Extuberance.

10 : Swollen out; protuberant.

11 : To swell out.

12 : Protuberance.

13 : A glass tube provided with platinum electrodes, and containing some gas under very low tension, which becomes luminous when an electrical discharge is passed through it; -- so called from the name of a noted maker in germany. It is called also Plucker tube, from the German physicist who devised it.

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1 : Blowtube

n.

A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which the workman gathers a quantity of "metal" (melted glass), and through which he blows to expand or shape it; -- called also blowing tube, and blowpipe.

2 : Blowtube

n.

A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles.

3 : Blowtube

n.

A blowgun.

4 : Bulbo-tuber

n.

A corm.

5 : Contubernal

a.

Alt. of Contubernial

6 : Contubernial

a.

Living or messing together; familiar; in companionship.

7 : Crookes tube

A vacuum tube in which the exhaustion is carried to a very high degree, with the production of a distinct class of effects; -- so called from W. Crookes who introduced it.

8 : Extuberance

n.

A swelling or rising; protuberance.

9 : Extuberancy

n.

Extuberance.

10 : Extuberant

a.

Swollen out; protuberant.

11 : Extuberate

v. i.

To swell out.

12 : Extuberation

n.

Protuberance.

13 : Geissler tube

A glass tube provided with platinum electrodes, and containing some gas under very low tension, which becomes luminous when an electrical discharge is passed through it; -- so called from the name of a noted maker in germany. It is called also Plucker tube, from the German physicist who devised it.

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This word tube uses 4 unique characters: B E T U

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From Wikipedia

Tube or tubes may refer to:

From Wiktionary

See also: Tube and tubé

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Usage notes
      • 1.3.2 Hyponyms
      • 1.3.3 Derived terms
      • 1.3.4 Translations
    • 1.4 Verb
    • 1.5 See also
    • 1.6 Anagrams
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Pronunciation
    • 2.3 Noun
    • 2.4 Further reading
    • 2.5 Anagrams
  • 3 Italian
    • 3.1 Pronunciation
    • 3.2 Noun
  • 4 Latin
    • 4.1 Noun
  • 5 Middle French
    • 5.1 Etymology
    • 5.2 Noun
      • 5.2.1 Descendants
    • 5.3 References
  • 6 Scots
    • 6.1 Alternative forms
    • 6.2 Pronunciation
    • 6.3 Noun

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French tube, from Latin tubus (tube, pipe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tjuːb/
  • (yod dropping) IPA(key): /tuːb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːb
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

tube (plural tubes)

  1. Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
      But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ [] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window […], and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
  2. An approximately cylindrical container, usually with a crimped end and a screw top, used to contain and dispense semi-liquid substances.
    A tube of toothpaste.
  3. (Britain, colloquial, often capitalized as Tube) The London Underground railway system, originally referred to the lower level lines that ran in tubular tunnels as opposed to the higher ones which ran in rectangular section tunnels. (Often the tube.)
    No mate, I am taking the tube!
  4. (Australia, slang) A tin can containing beer (or other beverage?).
    • 1995, Sue Butler, Lonely Planet Australian Phrasebook: Language Survival Kit
      Tinnie: a tin of beer — also called a tube.
    • 2002, Andrew Swaffer, Katrina O'Brien, Darroch Donald, Footprint Australia Handbook: The Travel Guide [text repeated in Footprint West Coast Australia Handbook (2003)]
      Beer is also available from bottleshops (or bottle-o's) in cases (or 'slabs') of 24-36 cans (‘tinnies' or ‘tubes') or bottles (‘stubbies') of 375ml each.
    • 2004, Paul Matthew St. Pierre, Portrait of the Artist as Australian: L'Oeuvre Bizarre de Barry Humphries
      That Humphries should imply that, in the Foster's ads, Hogan's ocker appropriated McKenzie's discourse (specifically the idiom "crack an ice-cold tube") reinforces my contention.
  5. (surfing) A wave which pitches forward when breaking, creating a hollow space inside.
  6. (Canada, US, colloquial) A television. Also, derisively, boob tube. British: telly.
    Are you just going to sit around all day and watch the tube?

Usage notes[edit]

Use for beer can was popularised in UK by a long-running series of advertisements for Foster's lager, where Paul Hogan used a phrase "crack an ice-cold tube" previously associated with Barry Humphries' character Barry McKenzie. (For discussion of this see Paul Matthew St. Pierre's book cited above.)

Hyponyms[edit]

  • See also Thesaurus:tube

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

tube (third-person singular simple present tubes, present participle tubing, simple past and past participle tubed)

  1. To make or use tubes
    She tubes lipstick.
    They tubed down the Colorado River.

See also[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg tube on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams[edit]

  • Bute, bute

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tubus (tube, pipe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tyb/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

tube m (plural tubes)

  1. pipe
  2. tube
  3. (informal, music) a hit
    Chacune de ses chansons était un tube.
    Every one of his/her songs was a hit.
  4. (slang) money

Further reading[edit]

  • “tube” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams[edit]

  • bute, buté

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ube

Noun[edit]

tube f

  1. plural of tuba

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

tube

  1. vocative singular of tubus

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin tubus.

Noun[edit]

tube m (plural tubes)

  1. conduit; canal; pipe

Descendants[edit]

  • English: tube (borrowed)
  • French: tube

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (tube, supplement)

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • choob

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tjub/, /tʃub/

Noun[edit]

tube (plural tubes)

  1. wanker, asshole, dickhead
    • 1994, Irvine Welsh, Acid House:
      Come ahead then, ya fuckin weedjie cunts. Ah’m no exactly gaunny burst oot greetin cause some specky cunt’s five minutes late wi ma feed now, um uh? Fucking tube.
    • 2013, Donal McLaughlin, translating Pedro Lenz, Naw Much of a Talker, Freight Books 2013, p. 4:
      Sorry but Uli's just a tube [transl. Pajass] but. Ah didnae say that tae Paco, o course. Ah keep it tae masel jist.