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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

When I was in the hospital they gave me apple juice every morning, even after I told them I didn't like it. I had to get even. One morning, I poured the apple juice into the specimen tube. The nurse held it up and said, 'It's a little cloudy.' I took the tube from her and said, 'Let me run it through again,' and drank it. The nurse fainted.
Alan King

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

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
Germaine Greer
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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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