tub


tub
tub "open wooden vessel," late 14c., from M.L.G., M.Du., or M.Flem. tubbe, of uncertain origin. Related to O.H.G. zubar "vessel with two handles, wine vessel," Ger. Zuber. Considered to be unrelated to L. tubus (see TUBE (Cf. tube)); one theory connects it to the root of TWO (Cf. two) based on the number of handles. Also 17c. slang for "pulpit;" hence tub-thumper (1660s) "speaker or preacher who thumps the pulpit for emphasis."

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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

  • Tubœuf — Administration Statut Ancienne commune Date de fusion 1965 Pays France Région Basse Normandie Département …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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


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