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tub

noun \ ˈtəb \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tub

1 a :a small round container in which a product is sold
  • a tub of butter
b :a wide low vessel originally formed with wooden staves, round bottom, and hoops
2 :bathtub; also :bath
3 :the amount that a tub will hold
4 :an old or slow boat

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.

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Origin and Etymology of tub

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


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tub

verb

Definition of tub

tubbed; tubbing
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

tubbable

play \ˈtə-bə-bəl\ adjective

tubber

noun

First Known Use of tub

1610


TUB Defined for English Language Learners

tub

noun

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

noun \ ˈtəb \

Definition of tub for Students

1 :a wide low container
2 :bathtub
3 :an old or slow boat
4 :the amount that a tub will hold
  • We used a whole tub of margarine.


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