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Definition tub


From Middle English tubbe, tobbe, from Middle Dutch tubbe or Middle Low German tubbe, tobbe, further etymology unknown. Considered to be unrelated to tube.


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.
  2. The contents or capacity of such a vessel.
  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.
  6. A small cask.
  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.
  10. (slang) A corpulent or obese person.


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.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To bathe in a tub.

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