HyperDic: tube

English > 9 senses of the word tube:
NOUNartifacttube, tubingconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases
artifacttube, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valveelectronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
shapetube, pipea hollow cylindrical shape
bodytube, tube-shaped structure(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
artifacttube, metro, underground, subway system, subwayan electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
VERBpossessiontubeprovide with a tube or insert / insert a tube into
motiontubeconvey in a tube
motiontuberide or float on an inflated tube
contacttubeplace or enclose in a tube
tube > pronunciation
Soundstuw'b; tyuw'b
Rhymesboob ... rube: 6 rhymes with uwb...
English > tube: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases.
Synonymtubing
Narrowerbarrel, gun barrelA tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
blowgun, blowpipe, blowtube, blow tubeA tube through which darts can be shot by blowing / blowing
blowtube, blow tube, blowpipeA tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
cannulaA small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
capillary, capillary tube, capillary tubingA tube of small internal diameter
catheterA thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
cigarette holderA tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked
coiltubing that is wound in a spiral
column, chromatography columnA vertical glass tube used in column chromatography
draintube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
hose, hosepipeA flexible pipe for conveying a liquid / liquid or gas
inner tubeAn inflatable rubber / rubber tube that fits inside the casing of a pneumatic tire
mouthpieceThe tube of a pipe or cigarette holder that a smoker holds in the mouth
pea shooterA straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target
pipe, pipage, pipingA long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
pipe, tobacco pipeA tube with a small bowl at one end
silencershort tube attached to the muzzle of a gun that deadens the sound of firing
siphon, syphonA tube running from the liquid / liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid / liquid through the tube
speaking tubeA tube for conveying the sound of a voice from one room to another
stemThe tube of a tobacco pipe
stentA slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
straw, drinking strawA thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids / liquids into the mouth
test tubeglass tube closed at one end
torpedo tubeA tube near the waterline of a vessel through which a torpedo is fired
venturiA tube with a constriction
well point, wellpointA perforated tube driven into the ground to collect water from the surrounding area
BroaderconduitA passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
Spanishcanal, caño, tubería, tubo
Catalancanó, tub
Adjectivestubularconstituting a tube
Verbstubeplace or enclose in a tube
English > tube: 9 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningelectronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope.
Synonymsvacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valve
Part ofcircuit, electrical circuit, electric circuitAn electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
PartsanodeA positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device
cathodeA negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device
electrodeA conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
grid, control gridAn electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube
plateThe positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
NarrowerX-ray tubeA vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays
acorn tubeA small vacuum tube
diode, rectifying tube, rectifying valveA thermionic tube having two electrodes
electron multiplierA vacuum tube that amplifies a flow of electrons
gas-discharge tubeA tube in which an electric discharge takes place through a gas
klystronAn electron tube used to generate or amplify electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region by velocity modulation
magnetronA diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons from a central cathode to a cylindrical anode is controlled by crossed magnetic and electric fields
pentodeA thermionic tube having five electrodes
television-camera tube, television pickup tubeA tube that rapidly scans an optical image and converts it into electronic signals
tetrodeA thermionic tube having four electrodes
triodeA thermionic vacuum tube having three electrodes
Broaderelectronic deviceA device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
Spanishtubo, válvula termoiónica
Catalantub de buit, vàlvula de buit, vàlvula
English > tube: 9 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningA hollow cylindrical shape.
Synonympipe
BroadercylinderA surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
Spanishtubo
Catalantub
Verbstubeplace or enclose in a tube
English > tube: 9 senses > noun 4, body
Meaning(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure.
Synonymtube-shaped structure
Categoryanatomy, general anatomyThe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
NarrowercochleaThe snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti
salpinxA tube in the uterus or the ear
tubuleA small tube
vessel, vasA tube in which a body fluid circulates
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishestructura vasiforme, tubo
Catalanestructura tubular, tub
Adjectivestubalof or relating to occurring in a tube such as e.g. the Fallopian tube or Eustachian tube
Verbstubeplace or enclose in a tube
tubeconvey in a tube
tubeprovide with a tube or insert / insert a tube into
English > tube: 9 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city).
Example"in Paris the subway system is called the 'metro' and in London it is called the 'tube' or the 'underground'"
Synonymsmetro, underground, subway system, subway
Broaderrailway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway systemline that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
Spanishmetrô, metro, metropolitano, subte, tren subterráneo
Catalanmetro, metropolità
English > tube: 9 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningProvide with a tube or insert / insert a tube into.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Spanishentubar
Nounstube(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
English > tube: 9 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningconvey in a tube.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
Broaderbring, convey, takeTake something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Spanishentubar, enviar por metro
Catalanentubar
Nounstube(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
tubingconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases
English > tube: 9 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningride or float on an inflated tube.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
BroaderrideBe carried or travel on or in a vehicle
Spanishandar en cámara
English > tube: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningplace or enclose in a tube.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderenvelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, encloseenclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
Nounstubeconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases
tube(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
tubea hollow cylindrical shape

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