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Definition of Tube


  1. A tunnel for a tube railway; also (Colloq.), a tube railway.
  2. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.
  3. A telescope.
  4. A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
  5. The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.
  6. A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. One of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk.
  10. To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.

Tube Quotations

Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold as to say to gays and lesbians, don't wait for that time to arrive. Just as my father and his generation did not 'wait' for their civil rights, nor should you. The toothpaste ain't going back in the tube. The tide has turned.
John Ridley

Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I'm being funny, but I'm reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything; otherwise, we're going down the tube.
Joan Rivers

The digestive canal represents a tube passing through the entire organism and communicating with the external world, i.e. as it were the external surface of the body, but turned inwards and thus hidden in the organism.
Ivan Pavlov

I like Pixie Sticks. Yeah, screw the middle man. Just a tube of sugar... I'd pour two of those in a big 12 ounce coke. And I'd go out to catechism class and try to concentrate on the priest. I saw Jesus several times. I swear I did.
Tim Allen

Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
William Arthur Ward
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Tube Translations

tube in Afrikaans is buis
tube in Dutch is binnenband, luchtpijp, luchtband
tube in Finnish is putki
tube in French is outre, tube, tuyau
tube in Italian is tubetto, tubo, tubo
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