• Tubing Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The act of making tubes.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tube
- (n.) A series of tubes; tubes, collectively; a length or piece of a tube; material for tubes; as, leather tubing.
• Tub Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., -- often used jocosely or opprobriously.
- (n.) An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, -- used for various purposes.
- (n.) The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc.
- (i.) To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.
- (n.) A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; -- so called by miners.
- (n.) A small cask; as, a tub of gin.
- (n.) A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
- (v. t.) To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.
• Tube Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A tunnel for a tube railway; also (Colloq.), a tube railway.
- (n.) A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
- (n.) 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.
- (v. t.) To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.
- (n.) A telescope.
- (n.) A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.
- (n.) One of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk.
- (n.) A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.