tube
tube (n.) 1610s, from M.Fr. tube (mid-15c.), from L. tubus "tube, pipe," of unknown origin. The London subway was christened the Twopenny Tube before it even opened (H.D. Browne, in the "Londoner" of June 30, 1900); tube for "cylindrical railway tunnel" is attested from 1847. The meaning "TV as a medium" is from 1959, short for cathode ray tube or picture tube. Tube top as a women's clothing style is attested from 1972. Tube steak is attested from 1963 as "frankfurter," slang meaning "penis" is recorded by mid-1980s. Tubing as a recreational pastime is recorded from 1975.

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  • tube — tube …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • tube — [ tyb ] n. m. • 1611; « voûte » mot région. (Nord) 1453; lat. tubus 1 ♦ Appareil de forme cylindrique, ou conduit à section circulaire, généralement rigide (verre, quartz, plastique, métal), ouvert à une extrémité ou aux deux. Calibre d un tube.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tube — Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tube — may refer to:Electronics *vacuum tube, a component of electronics *cathode ray tube, a common component of electronics such as televisions and other displays *Tube, An expansion bus on the BBC Micro computer *Nokia 5800 Tube , A mobile phoneFood… …   Wikipedia

  • tube — [ tub ] noun count ** ▸ 1 object like a pipe ▸ 2 long narrow container ▸ 3 long thin part inside body ▸ 4 television ▸ 5 cathode ray tube ▸ 6 underground train ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a long narrow object similar to a pipe that liquid or gas can move… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tube — [to͞ob, tyo͞ob] n. [Fr < L tubus, a pipe] 1. a) a hollow cylinder or pipe of metal, glass, rubber, etc., usually long in proportion to its diameter, used for conveying fluids, etc. b) an instrument, part, organ, etc. resembling a tube… …   English World dictionary

  • Tube — (englisch für Rohr, Röhre) bezeichnet: einen biegsamen Behälter mit Schraub oder Klickverschluss zum Herausdrücken einer Paste, siehe Tube (Behälter) die Verbindung zwischen Ohr und Rachen, siehe Eustachi Röhre den Eileiter (lat. Tuba uterina,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tube — Sf std. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. tube, das über frz. tube m. auf l. tubus m. Röhre zurückgeht.    Ebenso nndl. tube, ne. tube, nfrz. tube, nschw. tub, nnorw. tube; Tuba. ✎ Röhrich 3 (1992), 1648; DF 5 (1981), 522. englisch frz …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • tube — ► NOUN 1) a long, hollow cylinder for conveying or holding liquids or gases. 2) a flexible metal or plastic container sealed at one end and having a cap at the other. 3) a hollow cylindrical organ or structure in an animal or plant. 4) Brit.… …   English terms dictionary

  • tube — TUBE. s. m. Terme dogmatique. Tuyau, sarbacanne, conduit, canal de plomb, de fer &c. par où l air & les choses liquides passent & ont une issuë libre. Tube de carton. tube de laiton, de cuivre, de fer &c. le tube d une lunette de longue veuë. il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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