Definición de tube in Inglés tubePronunciación: /tjuːb/Traducir tube | al francés | al alemán | al italiano | al español noun 1a long, hollow cylinder of metal, plastic, glass, etc. for holding or transporting something, chiefly liquids or gases:a plastic tube is connected to the tap and the beer is ready to be pulled the inner tube of a bicycle tyre. [mass noun] material in a tubular form; tubing:the firm manufactures steel tube for a wide variety of applications 2a thing in the form of or resembling a tube, in particular: a flexible metal or plastic container sealed at one end and having a screw cap at the other, for holding a semi-liquid substance ready for use:a tube of toothpaste a rigid cylindrical container:a tube of Smarties Australian informal a can of beer:a tube of lager [usually with adjective or noun modifier] Anatomy, Zoology, & Botany a hollow cylindrical organ or structure in an animal body or in a plant (e.g. a Eustachian tube, a sieve tube). (tubes) informal a woman’s fallopian tubes:women with blocked tubes a woman’s close-fitting garment, typically without darts or other tailoring and made from a single piece of stretch fabric: [as modifier]:a tube skirt (in surfing) the hollow curve under the crest of a breaking wave: he angled his board to get in the tube informal a cigarette: as soon as the no-smoking light dies she reaches for the tubes 3 (the Tube) British trademark the underground railway system in London:a cross-London trek on the Tube a train running on the Tube:I caught the tube home 4a sealed container, typically of glass and either evacuated or filled with gas, containing two electrodes between which an electric current can be made to flow. a cathode ray tube, especially in a television set: colour tubes for portables (the tube) North American informal television:watching the tube in a country bar North American a thermionic valve. verb [with object] 1 (usually as adjective tubed) provide with a tube or tubes: [in combination]:a giant eight-tubed hookah 2 informal fit (a person or animal) with a tube to assist breathing, especially after a laryngotomy. 3 [with adverbial] convey in a tube: the wells were flooded, and this water, tubed off, yielded a supply of 38,000 gallons per hour 4 (tube it) British informal travel on the Tube:we tubed it back to Queensway [no object]:I tubed to St PancrasPhrases go down the tube (or tubes) informal be completely lost or wasted; fail utterly:the country is going slowly and surely down the tubesDerivatives tubeless adjective tube-like adjective Origin: mid 17th century: from French tube or Latin tubustube en otros diccionarios Oxford Definición de tube en el diccionario de Inglés de EE.UU.