Definition of Tub

1. Noun. A relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body.

Exact synonyms: Bath, Bathing Tub, Bathtub
Group relationships: Bath, Bathroom
Specialized synonyms: Footbath, Hot Tub, Hip Bath, Sitz Bath
Generic synonyms: Vessel
Derivative terms: Bath



2. Noun. A large open vessel for holding or storing liquids.
Exact synonyms: Vat
Generic synonyms: Vessel
Specialized synonyms: Washtub

3. Noun. The amount that a tub will hold. "A tub of water"
Exact synonyms: Tubful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

Definition of Tub

1. 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.

2. v. t. To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.

3. v. i. To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.

Definition of Tub

1. Noun. A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in. ¹

2. Noun. The contents or capacity of such a vessel. ¹

3. Noun. A bathtub. ¹

4. Noun. (context: nautical informal) A slow-moving craft. ¹

5. Verb. To pack or store something in a tub. ¹

6. Verb. To bathe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tub

1. to wash in a tub (a round, open vessel) [v TUBBED, TUBBING, TUBS]

Medical Definition of Tub

1. To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant. Origin: Tubbed; Tubbing. 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. 2. The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt, etc. 3. Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc, often used jocosely or opprobriously. "All being took up and busied, some in pulpits and some in tubs, in the grand work of preaching and holding forth." (South) 4. A sweating in a tub; a tub fast. 5. A small cask; as, a tub of gin. 6. A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; so called by miners. Tub fast, an old mode of treatment for the venereal disease, by sweating in a close place, or tub, and fasting. Tub wheel, a horizontal water wheel, usually in the form of a short cylinder, to the circumference of which spiral vanes or floats, placed radially, are attached, turned by the impact of one or more streams of water, conducted so as to strike against the floats in the direction of a tangent to the cylinder. Origin: OE. Tubbe; of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. LG. Tubbe, D. Tobbe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tub

tteok
tteoks
tu-whit tu-whoo
tu quoque
tuaminoheptane
tuan
tuans
tuart
tuarts
tuatara
tuataras
tuatera
tuateras
tuath
tuaths
tub (current term)
tub-cart
tub-thumper
tub chair
tub gurnard
tub of guts
tub of lard
tuba
tuba acustica
tuba auditiva
tuba auditoria
tuba eustachiana
tuba fallopiana
tuba root
tuba uterina

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