tub


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noun \ˈtəb\

: a wide container used to hold something

: the amount that a tub will hold

Full Definition of TUB

1
a :  a wide low vessel originally formed with wooden staves, round bottom, and hoops
b :  a small round container in which a product is sold <a tub of butter>
2
:  an old or slow boat
3
:  bathtub; also :  bath
4
:  the amount that a tub will hold
tub·ful \-ˌfl\ noun
tub·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of TUB

  1. We let the pans soak overnight in a tub of soapy water.
  2. The bathroom has a shower and tub.
  3. She ate the whole tub of ice cream.

Origin of TUB

Middle English tubbe, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Low German tubbe tub
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with TUB

2tub

verb
tubbedtub·bing

Definition of TUB

transitive verb
1
:  to wash or bathe in a tub
2
:  to put or store in a tub
intransitive verb
1
:  bathe
2
:  to undergo washing
tub·ba·ble \ˈtə-bə-bəl\ adjective
tub·ber noun

First Known Use of TUB

1610

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