from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An open, flat-bottomed vessel, usually round and typically wider than it is deep, used for washing, packing, or storing.
- n. The amount that such a vessel can hold.
- n. The contents of such a vessel.
- n. A bathtub.
- n. Informal A bath taken in a bathtub.
- n. Informal A wide, clumsy, slow-moving boat.
- n. A bucket used for conveying ore or coal up a mine shaft.
- n. A coal car used in a mine.
- transitive v. To pack or store in a tub.
- transitive v. To wash or bathe in a tub.
- intransitive v. To take a bath.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.
- n. The contents or capacity of such a vessel.
- n. A bathtub.
- n. A slow-moving craft.
- v. To pack or store something in a tub.
- v. To bathe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, -- used for various purposes.
- n. The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity.
- n. Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., -- often used jocosely or opprobriously.
- n. A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
- n. A small cask.
- n. A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; -- so called by miners.
- transitive v. To plant or set in a tub.
- intransitive v. To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An open wooden vessel made of staves, held together by hoops, surrounding a bottom: as, a wash-tub; a butter-tub; the tub in which the tow-line is coiled in a whale-boat.
- n. The contents of a tub; as much as a tub will hold; as a measure of capacity, sometimes erroneously confounded with firkin.
- n. Any wooden structure shaped like or resembling a tub.
- n. A clumsy, slow boat or vessel: so called in contempt.
- n. A boat used for practice-rowing.
- n. A small cask for holding liquor, especially in the eighteenth century, and before the change in English revenue laws; such a cask in which brandy, gin, or the like was smuggled from the Continent.
- n. A receptacle for water or other liquid for bathing the person. See bath-tub.
- n. Hence, the act or process of bathing in a tub; specifically, a sponge-bath taken while standing in a tub.
- n. Sweating in a heated tub, formerly the common mode of treatment of lues venerea. Compare powderiug-tub, 2.
- n. In mining:
- n. A bucket for raising ore from a mine.
- n. A box, wagon, or tram for conveying coal from the working-face to the pit-bottom or gangway, or for underground haulage in general.
- n. Same as keeve.
- n. The top of a malt-kiln.
- n. The gurnet.
- To plant or set in a tub: as, to tub plants.
- To bathe in a tub or bath.
- In mining, to line (a shaft) with a casing of wood or iron. See tubbing.
- To bathe or wash the person in a bathing-tub; especially, in colloquial use, to take the morning bath.
- To row in a tub; practise in a tub. See tub, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the amount that a tub will hold
- n. a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
- n. a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
But everything of that kind was brought abruptly to an end by a loud discordant blowing of horns and the hollow _tub, tub, tub_ of a number of rude drums; at which sounds the crowd around us broke up at once and retired, our little Hebe casting back at us more than one glance strongly indicative, as it seemed to me, of compassion.
Perfectly delighted at the idea of standing face to face with a person of whom she had heard so much, Dora removed her high-necked apron, and throwing it across the tub so that the sleeves trailed upon the floor, was hurrying away, when her foot becoming accidentally entangled in the apron, she fell headlong to the floor, bringing with her _tub_, _suds_, _clothes_ and all!
III. ii.59 (82,4) [in the tub] The method of cure for veneral complaints is grosly celled the _powdering tub_.
Over the tub is a big, deep shelf for the window, which sticks out from the rest of the house like a huge wood and glass wart.
Getting the dead cab-driver hooker into the tub is a real chore, though.
For example, the tub is the largest object in our bathroom, but it is tucked into an alcove.
The point of this tub is to put it in a large, open space and to actually * see* the water overflowing.
This tub is not for all of you clumsy and broke people out there.
The exterior of the tub is painted in beautiful patterns or even unusual portraits which contribute to an original and personalized bathroom interior.
From there SportsCenter broadcast a week's worth of shows, beginning in tub-thumping style on September 11.