tub

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tubbe, tobbe, from Middle Dutch tubbe or Middle Low German tubbe, tobbe, further etymology unknown. Considered to be unrelated to tube[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʌb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌb

Noun[edit]

tub (plural tubs)

Tub of cottage cheese, lid, and lidding film
  1. A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.
    He bought a tub of lard to roast the potatoes in.
  2. The contents or capacity of such a vessel.
    He added a tub of margarine to the stew.
  3. A bathtub.
  4. (nautical, informal) A slow-moving craft.
  5. (humorous or derogatory) Any structure shaped like a tub, such as a certain old form of pulpit, a short broad boat, etc.
    • (Can we date this quote by South and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      All being took up and busied, some in pulpits and some in tubs, in the grand work of preaching and holding forth.
  6. A small cask.
    a tub of gin
  7. Any of various historically designated quantities of goods to be sold by the tub (butter, oysters, etc).
  8. (mining) A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft.
  9. (obsolete) A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  10. (slang) A corpulent or obese person.
    • 2003, Trey Ellis, Platitudes: & the New Black Aesthetic (page 139)
      Donald tells him to be more realistic. Take those two girls over there, for example. One's a zitface and the other's a tub, so they'd be perfect for them.

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Verb[edit]

tub (third-person singular simple present tubs, present participle tubbing, simple past and past participle tubbed)

  1. (transitive) To plant, set, or store in a tub.
    to tub a plant
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To bathe in a tub.
    • (Can we date this quote by London Spectator and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Don't we all tub in England?

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tubus (tube, pipe).

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tub m (plural tubs)

  1. tube

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Juba Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

tub

  1. brick

Kavalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

tub

  1. lid

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tube, Latin tubus (tube, pipe).

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tub n (plural tuburi)

  1. tube

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White Hmong[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tub

  1. son

References[edit]

  • Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)