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Definition of "pipe" []

  • A hollow cylinder or tube used to conduct a liquid, gas, or finely divided solid. (noun)
  • A section or piece of such a tube. (noun)
  • A device for smoking, consisting of a tube of wood, clay, or other material with a small bowl at one end. (noun)
  • An amount of smoking material, such as tobacco, needed to fill the bowl of a pipe; a pipeful. (noun)
  • Informal A tubular part or organ of the body. (noun)
  • A long tube of metal, plastic, etc, used to convey water, oil, gas, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A long tube or case (noun)
  • An object made in any of various shapes and sizes, consisting of a small bowl with an attached tubular stem, in which tobacco or other substances are smoked (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The amount of tobacco that fills the bowl of a pipe (noun)
  • Any of various hollow organs, such as the respiratory passage of certain animals (noun)
  • Any musical instrument whose sound production results from the vibration of an air column in a simple tube (noun)
  • Any of the tubular devices on an organ, in which air is made to vibrate either directly, as in a flue pipe, or by means of a reed (noun)
  • An obsolete three-holed wind instrument, held in the left hand while played and accompanied by the tabor (noun)
  • A shrill voice or sound, as of a bird (noun)
  • A boatswain's pipe (noun)
  • The sound it makes (noun)
  • The respiratory tract or vocal cords (noun)
  • A conical hole in the head of an ingot, made by escaping gas as the metal cools (noun)
  • A cylindrical vein of rich ore, such as one of the vertical diamond-bearing veins at Kimberley, South Africa (noun)
  • A vertical cylindrical passage in a volcano through which molten lava is forced during eruption (noun)
  • Something easy to do, esp a simple course in college (noun)
  • To play (music) on a pipe (verb)
  • To summon or lead by a pipe (verb)
  • To utter (something) shrilly (verb)
  • To signal orders to (the crew) by a boatswain's pipe (verb)
  • To signal the arrival or departure of (verb)
  • To convey (water, gas, etc) by a pipe or pipes (verb)
  • To provide with pipes (verb)
  • To trim (an article, esp of clothing) with piping (verb)
  • To force (cream, icing, etc) through a shaped nozzle to decorate food (verb)

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Use "pipe" in a sentence
  • "The round pipe, or _the pipe_, as it seems, _par excellence_, to be termed by English drainers, though one of the latest, if not the last form of tiles introduced in England, has become altogether the most popular among scientific men, and is generally used in all works conducted under the charge of the Land"
  • "With respect to your initial reader's implementation while read line < $pipe it seems to be a valid piece (meaning the redirection is pertinent to the "read", now the while loop; where the pipe would have been opened once.)"
  • "Says Jeff Blumenfeld, editor of Expedition News, "An-Tiki has given new meaning to the term 'pipe dream.'""