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Definition of "tub" []

  • An open, flat-bottomed vessel, usually round and typically wider than it is deep, used for washing, packing, or storing. (noun)
  • The amount that such a vessel can hold. (noun)
  • The contents of such a vessel. (noun)
  • A bathtub. (noun)
  • Informal A bath taken in a bathtub. (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.

Use "tub" in a sentence
  • "But everything of that kind was brought abruptly to an end by a loud discordant blowing of horns and the hollow _tub, tub, tub_ of a number of rude drums; at which sounds the crowd around us broke up at once and retired, our little Hebe casting back at us more than one glance strongly indicative, as it seemed to me, of compassion."
  • "Perfectly delighted at the idea of standing face to face with a person of whom she had heard so much, Dora removed her high-necked apron, and throwing it across the tub so that the sleeves trailed upon the floor, was hurrying away, when her foot becoming accidentally entangled in the apron, she fell headlong to the floor, bringing with her _tub_, _suds_, _clothes_ and all!"
  • "III. ii.59 (82,4) [in the tub] The method of cure for veneral complaints is grosly celled the _powdering tub_."