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Tube Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    tube n
  1. conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases [syn: tubing]
  2. electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope [syn: vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valve]
  3. a hollow cylindrical shape [syn: pipe]
  4. (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure [syn: tube-shaped structure}]
  5. electric underground railway [syn: metro, subway, underground] v
  6. provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  7. convey in a tube; "inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
  8. ride or float on an inflated tube; "We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
  9. place or enclose in a tube
Tube Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Visceral \Vis"cer*al\, a. [Cf. F. visc['e]ral, LL. visceralis.]
  1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the viscera; splanchnic.
  2. Fig.: Having deep sensibility. [R.] --Bp. Reynolds. Visceral arches (Anat.), the bars or ridges between the visceral clefts. Visceral cavity or tube (Anat.), the ventral cavity of a vertebrate, which contains the alimentary canal, as distinguished from the dorsal, or cerebro-spinal, canal. Visceral clefts (Anat.), transverse clefts on the sides just back of the mouth in the vertebrate embryo, which open into the pharyngeal portion of the alimentary canal, and correspond to the branchial clefts in adult fishes.
Tube Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tube \Tube\, n. (Elec. Railways) A tunnel for a tube railway; also (Colloq.), a tube railway. [Chiefly Eng.]
Tube Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tube \Tube\, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.]
  1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.
  2. A telescope. ``Glazed optic tube.'' --Milton.
  3. A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
  4. (Bot.) The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.
  5. (Gun.) A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Tube'

  • Tube: Tube may refer to: Construction. Tube (structure), the predominant structural system for constructing tall buildings in the United States ...
  • Tube (band): TUBE (チューブ; chūbu) is a Japanese pop /rock band. released most of its songs in April to July earning the phrase, "Summer comes with TUBE". ...
  • Vacuum tube: In electronics , a vacuum tube, electron tube (in North America), or thermionic valve (elsewhere, especially in Britain) is a device used ...
  • Torpedo tube: A torpedo tube is a device for launching torpedo es in a horizontal direction. Image:MU90. jpg | MU90 Impact triple launcher onboard F221 ...
  • Cathode ray tube: The Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube containing an electron gun (a source of electrons) and a fluorescent screen, with internal ...
  • Eustachian tube: The Eustachian tube (or auditory tube or pharyngotympanic tube) is a tube that links the pharynx to the middle ear . Eustachian tube is ...
  • Video camera tube: In older video camera s, before the mid to late 1980s, a video camera tube or pickup tube was used instead of a charge-coupled device (CCD ...

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* You think a man is a man cause he wears team colors and guzzles beer in front of the tube Can't you see, boys, the sands of time are dribbling through the hourglass - Robin Green

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