from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Tubes considered as a group.
  • n. A system of tubes.
  • n. A piece or length of tube.
  • n. Tubular fabric, such as that used for making pillowcases.
  • n. The sport or recreation of floating down a stream or river in an inner tube.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. tubes, considered as a group
  • n. a length of tube, or a system of tubes
  • n. the recreation of riding down a river on an inner tube
  • v. Present participle of tube.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of making tubes.
  • n. A series of tubes; tubes, collectively; a length or piece of a tube; material for tubes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Specifically, a thin steel pipe or tube used to line the bore of a deep well for water, gas, or air to prevent the bore from getting out of line or caving in, and to keep water and other foreign matter from getting into the well from the sides of the hole. It is thinner in gage than boiler-tube or pipe.
  • n. The act of making tubes, or providing with tubes.
  • n. A tube or tubes collectively: as, ten feet of tubing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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