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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tub (plural tubs)

  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.
 
Tub of cottage cheese, lid, and lidding film
  1. 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.
    • South
      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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VerbEdit

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. (intransitive) To bathe.
    • London Spectator
      Don't we all tub in England?

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tubus (tube, pipe).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tub m (plural tubs)

  1. tube

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Juba ArabicEdit

NounEdit

tub

  1. brick

KavalanEdit

NounEdit

tub

  1. lid

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tubus (tube, pipe).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tub n (plural tuburi)

  1. tube

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White HmongEdit

NounEdit

tub

  1. son

ReferencesEdit

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