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1. tube

noun. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases.

Synonyms

  • speaking tube
  • torpedo tube
  • wellpoint
  • pea shooter
  • pipage
  • blowtube
  • blow tube
  • drain
  • barrel
  • venturi
  • capillary
  • cigarette holder
  • stent
  • chromatography column
  • drinking straw
  • blowpipe
  • conduit
  • inner tube
  • capillary tubing
  • cannula
  • hose
  • siphon
  • gun barrel
  • catheter
  • straw
  • column
  • blowgun
  • piping
  • tubing
  • hosepipe
  • pipe
  • tobacco pipe
  • silencer
  • syphon
  • well point
  • capillary tube
  • test tube
  • stem
  • coil

Antonyms

  • rear
  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • voltaic cell

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Tube

  • strube
  • galoob
  • troubh
  • stuebe
  • kube
  • hube
  • grube
  • cube
  • zube
  • shoob
  • rueb
  • rube
  • luebbe
  • lube
  • koob
  • dube
  • boob

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Pronounce tube as tub.

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Sentences with tube


1. Noun, singular or mass
Seal the open end of the tube in the same way in which you sealed the other end.

Quotes about tube


1. People talk about books being an escape, but here on the tube, this one feels more like a lifeline...The motion of the train makes her head rattle, but her eyes lock on the words the way a figure skater might choose a focal point as she spins, and just like that, she's grounded again.
- Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

2. Eating a plain bagel with no cream cheese is like eating the inner tube of a bicycle tire, and I’d rather ride my roller skates to work.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. If love came in a cardboard tube, I’d probably send it priority mail. But I’d make you pay for shipping.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. tube-nosed_fruit_bat

noun. any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes.

Synonyms

  • tube-nosed bat
  • harpy bat
  • megabat
  • Nyctimene
  • harpy
  • genus Nyctimene

3. tube

noun. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope.

Synonyms

  • thermionic tube
  • television pickup tube
  • vacuum tube
  • plate
  • electrode
  • anode
  • tetrode
  • circuit
  • electronic device
  • cathode
  • electric circuit
  • electrical circuit
  • electron tube
  • gas-discharge tube
  • thermionic vacuum tube
  • thermionic valve
  • diode
  • X-ray tube
  • control grid
  • acorn tube
  • magnetron
  • klystron
  • electron multiplier
  • pentode
  • rectifying valve
  • rectifying tube
  • television-camera tube
  • triode

Antonyms

  • anode
  • electrolytic cell
  • open circuit
  • closed circuit

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)

4. tube

noun. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] a hollow cylindrical shape.

Synonyms

  • cylinder

Antonyms

  • unwrap
  • kern

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)

5. tube

noun. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure.

Synonyms

  • vessel
  • structure
  • complex body part
  • cochlea
  • tubule
  • body structure
  • tube-shaped structure
  • vas
  • bodily structure
  • salpinx

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • overt
  • overhead
  • surface

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)

6. tube

verb. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] ride or float on an inflated tube.

Antonyms

  • demand

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)

7. tube

noun. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city).

Synonyms

  • underground
  • metro
  • subway
  • railroad
  • railway line
  • railway
  • subway system
  • railway system

Antonyms

  • fill
  • thick
  • gather
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)

8. tube

verb. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] convey in a tube.

Synonyms

  • convey
  • bring

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)

9. tube

verb. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] place or enclose in a tube.

Synonyms

  • enclose
  • envelop
  • enwrap
  • wrap

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • block
  • recall
  • freeze

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)

10. tube

verb. ['ˈtuːb, tˈjuːb'] provide with a tube or insert a tube into.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • lodge
  • fuse
  • ionate
  • calcify

Etymology

  • tube (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tubus (Latin)
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