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Oxford dictionary definition of the word tube:
1a long, hollow cylinder of metal, plastic, glass, etc. for holding or transporting something, chiefly liquids or gases:
a plastic tube is connected to the tap and the beer is ready to be pulled
the inner tube of a bicycle tyre.
[mass noun] material in a tubular form; tubing:
the firm manufactures steel tube for a wide variety of applications
2a thing in the form of or resembling a tube, in particular:
a flexible metal or plastic container sealed at one end and having a screw cap at the other, for holding a semi-liquid substance ready for use:
a tube of toothpaste
a rigid cylindrical container:
a tube of Smarties
Australian informal a can of beer:
a tube of lager
[usually with adjective or noun modifier] Anatomy, Zoology, & Botany a hollow cylindrical organ or structure in an animal body or in a plant (e.g. a Eustachian tube, a sieve tube).
(tubes) informal a woman’s fallopian tubes:
women with blocked tubes
a woman’s close-fitting garment, typically without darts or other tailoring and made from a single piece of stretch fabric:
a tube skirt
(in surfing) the hollow curve under the crest of a breaking wave:
he angled his board to get in the tube
informal a cigarette:
as soon as the no-smoking light dies she reaches for the tubes
3 (the Tube) British trademark the underground railway system in London:
a cross-London trek on the Tube
a train running on the Tube:
I caught the tube home
4a sealed container, typically of glass and either evacuated or filled with gas, containing two electrodes between which an electric current can be made to flow.
a cathode ray tube, especially in a television set:
colour tubes for portables
(the tube) North American informal television:
watching the tube in a country bar
North American a thermionic valve.
1 (usually as adjective tubed) provide with a tube or tubes:
a giant eight-tubed hookah
2 informal fit (a person or animal) with a tube to assist breathing, especially after a laryngotomy.
3 [with adverbial] convey in a tube:
the wells were flooded, and this water, tubed off, yielded a supply of 38,000 gallons per hour
4 (tube it) British informal travel on the Tube:
we tubed it back to Queensway
I tubed to St Pancras
go down the tube (or tubes)
informal be completely lost or wasted; fail utterly:
the country is going slowly and surely down the tubes
mid 17th century: from French tube or Latin tubus