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  Definition of tube
  1. electric underground railway
  2. conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
  3. electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
  4. (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
  5. a hollow cylindrical shape
  6. place or enclose in a tube
  7. ride or float on an inflated tube; "We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
  8. convey in a tube; "inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
  9. provide with a tube or insert a tube into
Similar Words: metro, subway, underground, tubing, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valve, tube-shaped structure, pipe

 

Hyponyms: barrel, gun barrel, blowgun, blowpipe, blowtube, blow tube, cannula, capillary, capillary tube, capillary tubing, catheter, cigarette holder, coil, column, chromatography column, drain, hose, hosepipe, inner tube, mouthpiece, pea shooter, pipe, pipage, piping, tobacco pipe, silencer, siphon, syphon, speaking tube, stem, stent, straw, drinking straw, test tube, torpedo tube, venturi, well point, wellpoint, acorn tube, diode, rectifying tube, rectifying valve, electron multiplier, gas-discharge tube, klystron, magnetron, pentode, television-camera tube, television pickup tube, tetrode, triode, X-ray tube, tubule, salpinx, cochlea, vessel, vas

 

Part Meronyms: circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit

 

Derivational Morphology: tube-shaped structure, pipe, tubing

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: tub   Catalan: tub  
Chinese:   Croatian: cijev  
Dutch: buis   Finnish: putki  
French: tuyau   German: Rohr  
Greek: σωλήνας   Hungarian: cső  
Italian: tubo   Japanese:  
Korean:   Polish: rura  
Portuguese: tubo   Russian: труба  
Slovak: rura   Slovenian: cev  
Spanish: tubo  
 
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