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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pipe  \Pipe\,  n.  [AS.  p[=i]pe,  probably  fr  L.  pipare,  pipire,  to 
  chirp;  of  imitative  origin.  Cf  {Peep},  {Pibroch},  {Fife}.] 
  1.  A  wind  instrument  of  music,  consisting  of  a  tube  or  tubes 
  of  straw,  reed,  wood,  or  metal;  any  tube  which  produces 
  musical  sounds;  as  a  shepherd's  pipe;  the  pipe  of  an 
  organ.  ``Tunable  as  sylvan  pipe.''  --Milton. 
  Now  had  he  rather  hear  the  tabor  and  the  pipe. 
  2.  Any  long  tube  or  hollow  body  of  wood,  metal,  earthenware, 
  or  the  like:  especially,  one  used  as  a  conductor  of  water, 
  steam,  gas,  etc 
  3.  A  small  bowl  with  a  hollow  steam,  --  used  in  smoking 
  tobacco,  and  sometimes  other  substances. 
  4.  A  passageway  for  the  air  in  speaking  and  breathing;  the 
  windpipe,  or  one  of  its  divisions. 
  5.  The  key  or  sound  of  the  voice.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  6.  The  peeping  whistle,  call  or  note  of  a  bird. 
  The  earliest  pipe  of  half-awakened  birds. 
  7.  pl  The  bagpipe;  as  the  pipes  of  Lucknow. 
  8.  (Mining)  An  elongated  body  or  vein  of  ore. 
  9.  A  roll  formerly  used  in  the  English  exchequer,  otherwise 
  called  the  Great  Roll,  on  which  were  taken  down  the 
  accounts  of  debts  to  the  king;  --  so  called  because  put 
  together  like  a  pipe.  --Mozley  &  W. 
  10.  (Naut.)  A  boatswain's  whistle,  used  to  call  the  crew  to 
  their  duties;  also  the  sound  of  it 
  11.  [Cf.  F.  pipe,  fr  pipe  a  wind  instrument,  a  tube,  fr  L. 
  pipare  to  chirp.  See  Etymol.  above.]  A  cask  usually 
  containing  two  hogsheads,  or  126  wine  gallons;  also  the 
  quantity  which  it  contains. 
  {Pipe  fitter},  one  who  fits  pipes  together,  or  applies  pipes, 
  as  to  an  engine  or  a  building. 
  {Pipe  fitting},  a  piece,  as  a  coupling,  an  elbow,  a  valve, 
  etc.,  used  for  connecting  lengths  of  pipe  or  as  accessory 
  to  a  pipe. 
  {Pipe  office},  an  ancient  office  in  the  Court  of  Exchequer, 
  in  which  the  clerk  of  the  pipe  made  out  leases  of  crown 
  lands,  accounts  of  cheriffs,  etc  [Eng.] 
  {Pipe  tree}  (Bot.),  the  lilac  and  the  mock  orange;  --  so 
  called  because  their  were  formerly  used  to  make  pipe 
  stems;  --  called  also  {pipe  privet}. 
  {Pipe  wrench},  or  {Pipetongs},  a  jawed  tool  for  gripping  a 
  pipe,  in  turning  or  holding  it 
  {To  smoke  the  pipe  of  peace},  to  smoke  from  the  same  pipe  in 
  token  of  amity  or  preparatory  to  making  a  treaty  of  peace, 
  --  a  custom  of  the  American  Indians. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pipe  \Pipe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Piped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  perform,  as  a  tune,  by  playing  on  a  pipe,  flute,  fife, 
  etc.;  to  utter  in  the  shrill  tone  of  a  pipe. 
  A  robin  .  .  .  was  piping  a  few  querulous  notes.  --W. 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  call  or  direct,  as  a  crew,  by  the  boatswain's 
  As  fine  a  ship's  company  as  was  ever  piped  aloft. 
  3.  To  furnish  or  equip  with  pipes;  as  to  pipe  an  engine,  or 
  a  building. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pipe  \Pipe\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  play  on  a  pipe,  fife,  flute,  or  other  tubular  wind 
  instrument  of  music. 
  We  have  piped  unto  you  and  ye  have  not  danced. 
  --Matt.  xi 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  call  convey  orders  etc.,  by  means  of  signals 
  on  a  pipe  or  whistle  carried  by  a  boatswain. 
  3.  To  emit  or  have  a  shrill  sound  like  that  of  a  pipe;  to 
  whistle.  ``Oft  in  the  piping  shrouds.''  --Wordsworth. 
  4.  (Metal.)  To  become  hollow  in  the  process  of  solodifying; 
  --  said  of  an  ingot,  as  of  steel. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  tube  with  a  small  bowl  at  one  end  used  for  smoking 
  tobacco  [syn:  {tobacco  pipe}] 
  2:  a  long  tube  made  of  metal  or  plastic  that  is  used  to  carry 
  water  or  oil  or  gas  etc  [syn:  {pipage},  {piping}] 
  3:  a  hollow  cylindrical  shape  [syn:  {tube}] 
  4:  a  tubular  wind  instrument  [syn:  {tabor  pipe}] 
  5:  the  flues  and  stops  on  a  pipe  organ  [syn:  {organ  pipe},  {pipework}] 
  v  1:  utter  a  shrill  cry  [syn:  {shriek},  {shrill},  {screech},  {pipe 
  2:  transport  by  pipeline;  of  oil,  water,  gas,  etc 
  3:  play  one  a  pipe 
  4:  trim  with  piping,  as  of  garments 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  pipe  n.  [common]  Idiomatically,  one's  connection  to  the 
  Internet;  in  context,  the  expansion  "bit  pipe"  is  understood.  A  "fat 
  pipe"  is  a  line  with  T1  or  higher  capacity.  A  person  with  a  28.8  modem 
  might  be  heard  to  complain  "I  need  a  bigger  pipe". 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    One  of  {Unix}'s  buffers  which  can  be 
  written  to  by  one  {asynchronous}  process  and  read  by  another, 
  with  the  {kernel}  suspending  and  waking  up  the  sender  and 
  receiver  according  to  how  full  the  pipe  is  In  later  versions 
  of  Unix,  rather  than  using  an  anonymous  kernel-managed 
  temporary  file  to  implement  a  pipe,  it  can  be  named  and  is 
  implemented  as  a  local  {socket}  pair. 
  2.    "|"  {ASCII}  character  124.  Used  to  represent  a 
  pipe  between  two  processes  in  a  {shell}  command  line  E.g. 
  grep  foo  log  |  more 
  which  feeds  the  output  of  grep  into  the  input  of  more  without 
  requiring  a  named  temporary  file  and  without  waiting  for  the 
  first  process  to  finish. 
  3.    A  connection  to  a  {network}. 
  See  also  {light  pipe}. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (1  Sam.  10:5;  1  Kings  1:40;  Isa.  5:12;  30:29).  The  Hebrew  word 
  halil,  so  rendered,  means  "bored  through,"  and  is  the  name  given 
  to  various  kinds  of  wind  instruments,  as  the  fife,  flute, 
  Pan-pipes,  etc  In  Amos  6:5  this  word  is  rendered  "instrument  of 
  music."  This  instrument  is  mentioned  also  in  the  New  Testament 
  (Matt.  11:17;  1  Cor.  14:7).  It  is  still  used  in  Palestine,  and 
  is  as  in  ancient  times,  made  of  different  materials,  as  reed, 
  copper,  bronze,  etc 

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