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I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
John Dyer

Meaning of "the tube" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE TUBE

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WHAT DOES THE TUBE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of the tube in the English dictionary

The first definition of the tube in the dictionary is Also called: the underground. an underground railway system US and Canadian equivalent: subway. Other definition of the tube is the tunnels through which the railway runs. The tube is also the train itself.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE TUBE

the time of one´s life
the Titanic
the tomb
the Top End
the top of the morning
the Toronto Blessing
the Tote
the trash heap of history
the treatment
the Triassic
the tropics
the Trossachs
the trots
the Troubles
the turf
the turn
the tussock
the Twelve Tables
the Twins
the twist

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE TUBE

boob tube
capillary tube
cathode-ray tube
discharge tube
drainage tube
electron tube
Eustachian tube
extension tube
Fallopian tube
image tube
inner tube
neural tube
Pitot-static tube
Pitot tube
pollen tube
shock tube
storage tube
test tube
tube
vacuum tube
X-ray tube

Synonyms and antonyms of the tube in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the tube» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE TUBE

Find out the translation of the tube to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the tube from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the tube» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el tubo
570 millions of speakers

English

the tube
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ट्यूब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أنبوب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трубка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

o tubo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নলটি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tube
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tiub
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

das Rohr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

チューブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

튜브
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tabung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ट्यूब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tüp
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il tubo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rura
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

трубка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tubul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ο σωλήνας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die buis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

röret
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tuben
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the tube

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE TUBE»

The term «the tube» is very widely used and occupies the 23.211 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of the tube
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «the tube».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE TUBE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the tube» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the tube» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the tube

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9 QUOTES WITH «THE TUBE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the tube.
1
Ruth Buzzi
I really learned the power of the tube on Sesame Street and how it can influence a very young mind.
2
John Dyer
I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
3
E. L. James
I value my anonymity. I'm happy to come in on the tube or the train and watch other people reading 'Fifty Shades.'
4
Alan King
When I was in the hospital they gave me apple juice every morning, even after I told them I didn't like it. I had to get even. One morning, I poured the apple juice into the specimen tube. The nurse held it up and said, 'It's a little cloudy.' I took the tube from her and said, 'Let me run it through again,' and drank it. The nurse fainted.
5
Ivan Pavlov
Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach.
6
Jonathan Pryce
I live a very ordinary life. The rare awards ceremonies I go to are quite fun, because I can enjoy the irony of one minute walking to the tube, and the next being driven along the same stretch of road in a limo.
7
Joan Rivers
Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I'm being funny, but I'm reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything; otherwise, we're going down the tube.
8
Bill Sienkiewicz
But with comics you're reading and assimilating an image simultaneously, instead of just reading or watching the tube.
9
Samuel West
I'm not very good at relaxing. Reading's the main thing. On the bus, on the tube, on the loo. Literally all the time. I mean, I don't think there's a moment of the day when I wouldn't be if I was left alone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE TUBE»

Discover the use of the tube in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the tube and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Tube Amp Book
This deluxe revised edition contains 40% new material, with a comprehensive A-Z section covering all the great tube amp manufacturers, with histories, photos and information.
Aspen Pittman, 2003
2
Down the Tube: The Battle for London's Underground
;Christian Wolmar is not optimistic - indeed, he sees everyrospect of a reprise of the consequences that flowed from the privatisationf the railways, which he analysed in his previous book "Broken Rail".
Christian Wolmar, 2002
3
The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History
This collection of essays looks at a wide spectrum of shows airing from the 1950s to the present, addressing some of the most popular programs including Alan Funt’s Candid Camera, Big Brother, Wife Swap, Kid Nation, and The Biggest Loser.
Julie Taddeo, 2010
4
Stories from the tube
In voices that are by turns surreal, hilarious, haunting, and poignant, a debut collection of short fiction presents ten stories that have been inspired by television commercials. 15,000 first printing. Tour.
Matthew Sharpe, 1998
5
The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and ...
The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps explains tube theory and construction practices for the hobbyist.
Jerry Whitaker, 2011
6
Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to ...
The purpose of this book is to explore the ways in which the London Underground/ Tube was ‘mapped’ by a number of writers from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf.
Dave Welsh, 2010
7
Up the tube: prime-time TV and the Silverman years
An inside look at the television industry discusses the networks, the corporate executives, the high-stakes battles for profits and prestige, the ratings war, and the meteoric career of Fred Silverman
Sally Bedell Smith, Sally Bedell, 1981
8
Behind the tube: a history of broadcasting technology and ...
Tells the story of the unseen foundation of modern radio, television, and cable - the technology that enables programming to reach an audience.
Andrew F. Inglis, 1990
9
The 100 Best Stretch Tube Exercises
The best stretch tubing book ever written. Now with special bonus mixed martial arts section.
Grandmaster Ted Gambordella, 2008
10
Down the Tube: The Diary of My Week in TV Hell, 200 ...
Lights, cameras, cables everywhere. Technicians and assistants buzzing about. A real rush. And I was all set to trailblaze on the tube. But before I was even given the opportunity to crack wise with the host and banter with the other contestants, ...
Bill Brownstein, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE TUBE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the tube is used in the context of the following news items.
1
S Club 7's Hannah Spearritt caught kissing Paul Cattermole on the
S Club 7's Hannah Spearritt is caught kissing ex-boyfriend Paul Cattermole on the tube after 'calling off her engagement to personal trainer fiancé Adam Thomas ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
2
Night Tube map visualises after-hours London of the near future
Transport for London has today unveiled a new version of the Tube map, which shows the routes that will operate on the all-night weekend service due to begin ... «Wired.co.uk, Jun 15»
3
'Ghost' Tube station Down Street could become a restaurant or art …
“Adjoining parts of the station are still required for running the Tube, but we will work with interested parties to ensure the commercial and operational activities ... «Evening Standard, Apr 15»
4
Thought-provoking video shows woman being groped on Tube as …
Another study carried out by the BTP showed that incidents of sexual harassment on the tube were on the rise, with 121 incidents reported in 2014 when ... «The Independent, Apr 15»
5
Woman is dragged under Tube train in freak rush hour accident at …
Jack Smith, 25, an NHS worker from Clapham, said; “I was on the platform and the Tube was pulling away when I heard this prolonged scream from 20m down ... «Evening Standard, Mar 15»
6
A polar bear on the tube? This isn't magic, it's sacrilege
And where's more sacred to us Londoners than the platform of a Tube station, which I'd like to be able to wander along without bumping into a polar bear that's ... «The Independent, Jan 15»
7
How to start making contactless card and NFC payments on the Tube
From today, contactless card and NFC payments will also work on the capital's Tube, Overground, DLR and Tramlink networks, as well as on some rail services. «Engadget, Sep 14»
8
How to survive exams during the Tube strike
The Tube strike is always a confusing time for Londoners; no one knows what will be running when or for how long. The best thing to do, if you have an important ... «The Independent, Apr 14»
9
London Underground: How does the Tube compare globally?
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that every ticket office on the Tube is to shut by 2015, with the loss of 750 jobs. The move has provoked the wrath of ... «BBC News, Nov 13»
10
London Underground: 150 fascinating Tube facts
5. The shortest distance between two adjacent stations on the underground network is only 260 metres. The tube journey between Leicester Square and Covent ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 13»

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