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English noun: tube

1. tube (artifact) conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases


Synonymstubing


Broader (hypernym)conduit


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

2. tube (artifact) electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope


Synonymselectron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, vacuum tube


Broader (hypernym)electronic device


Narrower (hyponym)acorn tube, diode, electron multiplier, gas-discharge tube, klystron, magnetron, pentode, rectifying tube, rectifying valve, television pickup tube, television-camera tube, tetrode, triode, X-ray tube


Part holonymanode, cathode, control grid, electrode, grid, plate


Part meronymcircuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

3. tube (shape) a hollow cylindrical shape


Synonymspipe


Broader (hypernym)cylinder

4. tube (body) (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure


Synonymstube-shaped structure


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Narrower (hyponym)cochlea, salpinx, tubule, vas, vessel


Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy

5. tube (artifact) an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)


SamplesIn Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'.


Synonymsmetro, subway, subway system, underground


Broader (hypernym)railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system


English verb: tube

1. tube (possession) provide with a tube or insert a tube into


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

2. tube (motion) convey in a tube


SamplesInside Paris, they used to tube mail.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take

3. tube (motion) ride or float on an inflated tube


SamplesWe tubed down the river on a hot summer day.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)ride

4. tube (contact) place or enclose in a tube


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap









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