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TUB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tub mean? 

TUB (noun)
  The noun TUB has 3 senses:

1. a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
2. a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
3. the amount that a tub will hold

  Familiarity information: TUB used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TUB (noun)


Sense 1tub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bathing tub; bathtub; tub; bath

Hypernyms ("tub" is a kind of...):

vessel (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tub"):

footbath (a small bathtub for warming or washing or disinfecting the feet)

hot tub (a very large tub (large enough for more than one bather) filled with hot water)

Jacuzzi (a large whirlpool bathtub with underwater jets that massage the body)

hip bath; sitz bath (a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position)

Holonyms ("tub" is a part of...):

bath; bathroom (a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet)


Sense 2tub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large open vessel for holding or storing liquids

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tub; vat

Hypernyms ("tub" is a kind of...):

vessel (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tub"):

washtub (a tub in which clothes or linens can be washed)


Sense 3tub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The amount that a tub will hold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

tubful; tub

Context example:

a tub of water

Hypernyms ("tub" is a kind of...):

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


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