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tub

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noun \ˈtəb\

Definition of tub

  1. 1a :  a wide low vessel originally formed with wooden staves, round bottom, and hoopsb :  a small round container in which a product is sold <a tub of butter>

  2. 2 :  an old or slow boat

  3. 3 :  bathtub; also :  bath

  4. 4 :  the amount that a tub will hold

tubful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

tublike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of tub in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of tub

Middle English tubbe, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Low German tubbe tub


First Known Use: 12th century


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tub

verb

Definition of tub

tubbed

tubbing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to wash or bathe in a tub

  3. 2 :  to put or store in a tub

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  bathe

  6. 2 :  to undergo washing

tubbable

play \ˈtə-bə-bəl\ adjective

tubber

noun

1610

First Known Use of tub

1610


TUB Defined for English Language Learners

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tub

play
noun \ˈtəb\

Definition of tub for English Language Learners

  • : a wide container used to hold something

  • : the amount that a tub will hold


TUB Defined for Kids

tub

play
noun \ˈtəb\

Definition of tub for Students

  1. 1 :  a wide low container

  2. 2 :  bathtub

  3. 3 :  an old or slow boat

  4. 4 :  the amount that a tub will hold <We used a whole tub of margarine.>


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