tub
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tubbe, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Low German tubbe tub Date: 12th century 1. a. a wide low vessel originally formed with wooden staves, round bottom, and hoops b. a small round container in which a product is sold <
a tub of butter
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2. an old or slow boat 3. bathtub; also bath 4. the amount that a tub will hold • tubful nountublike adjective II. verb (tubbed; tubbing) Date: 1610 transitive verb 1. to wash or bathe in a tub 2. to put or store in a tub intransitive verb 1. bathe 2. to undergo washing • tubbable adjectivetubber noun

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  • tub — tub …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • tub — [ tɶb ] n. m. • 1884; tob 1878; mot angl. « cuve, baquet » ♦ Vieilli Large cuvette où l on peut prendre un bain sommaire. ⇒ bassin. Par ext. Prendre un tub, un bain dans un tub. « La fraîcheur du tub » (Martin du Gard). ● tub nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tub — TUB, tuburi, s.n. 1. Piesă de formă cilindrică, din metal, sticlă, cauciuc etc., goală în interior, cu diametre şi lungimi diferite, întrebuinţată de obicei pentru scurgeri, transporturi sau păstrare de lichide sau gaze. ♦ Sistem tehnic având o… …   Dicționar Român

  • tub — tub·age; tub·al; tub·ba·ble; tub·bal; tub; tub·bie; tub·bi·ness; tub·bing; tub·bish; tub·by; tub·ing; tub·man; uter·o·tub·al; tub·ber; …   English syllables

  • Tub — Tub, n. [OE. tubbe; of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. LG. tubbe, D. tobbe.] 1. 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tub — [tʌb] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(container)¦ 2¦(amount)¦ 3¦(bath)¦ 4¦(boat)¦ 5¦(person)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Dutch; Origin: tubbe] 1.) ¦(CONTAINER)¦ a) a small co …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tub — [ tʌb ] noun count ▸ 1 bathtub ▸ 2 container ▸ 3 amount a tub contains ▸ 4 short fat person ▸ 5 old boat 1. ) a BATHTUB: get/jump in the tub (=take a bath): Do I have time to get in the tub before we leave? 2. ) a small container with a lid for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Tub — may refer to: * A large round container without a lid used for washing clothes in, growing plants in, etc. * A small wide, plastic or paper food container, typically with a lid. * A bath or Bathtub (AmE) a plumbing fixture for bathing. * Citroën… …   Wikipedia

  • tub — [tub] n. [ME tubbe < MDu; akin to MLowG tobbe, EFris tubbe] 1. a) a round, broad, open, wooden container, usually formed of staves and hoops fastened around a flat bottom b) any similarly large, open container of metal, stone, etc., as for… …   English World dictionary

  • Tub — Tub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tubbing}.] To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tub — Tub, v. i. To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Don t we all tub in England ? London Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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