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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


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


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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