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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tub  \Tub\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tubbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tubbing}.] 
  To  plant  or  set  in  a  tub;  as  to  tub  a  plant. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tub  \Tub\,  i. 
  To  make  use  of  a  bathing  tub;  to  lie  or  be  in  a  bath;  to 
  bathe.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Don't  we  all  tub  in  England  ?  --London 
  Spectator. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tub  \Tub\,  n.  [OE.  tubbe;  of  Dutch  or  Low  German  origin;  cf  LG 
  tubbe,  D.  tobbe.] 
  1.  An  open  wooden  vessel  formed  with  staves,  bottom,  and 
  hoops;  a  kind  of  short  cask,  half  barrel,  or  firkin, 
  usually  with  but  one  head,  --  used  for  various  purposes. 
 
  2.  The  amount  which  a  tub  contains,  as  a  measure  of  quantity; 
  as  a  tub  of  butter;  a  tub  of  camphor,  which  is  about  1 
  cwt.,  etc 
 
  3.  Any  structure  shaped  like  a  tub:  as  a  certain  old  form  of 
  pulpit;  a  short,  broad  boat,  etc.,  --  often  used  jocosely 
  or  opprobriously. 
 
  All  being  took  up  and  busied,  some  in  pulpits  and 
  some  in  tubs,  in  the  grand  work  of  preaching  and 
  holding  forth.  --South. 
 
  4.  A  sweating  in  a  tub;  a  tub  fast  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  small  cask;  as  a  tub  of  gin. 
 
  6.  A  box  or  bucket  in  which  coal  or  ore  is  sent  up  a  shaft; 
  --  so  called  by  miners. 
 
  {Tub  fast},  an  old  mode  of  treatment  for  the  venereal 
  disease,  by  sweating  in  a  close  place  or  tub,  and 
  fasting.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Tub  wheel},  a  horizontal  water  wheel,  usually  in  the  form  of 
  a  short  cylinder,  to  the  circumference  of  which  spiral 
  vanes  or  floats,  placed  radially,  are  attached,  turned  by 
  the  impact  of  one  or  more  streams  of  water,  conducted  so 
  as  to  strike  against  the  floats  in  the  direction  of  a 
  tangent  to  the  cylinder. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tub 
  n  1:  a  relatively  large  open  container  that  you  fill  with  water 
  and  use  to  wash  the  body  [syn:  {bathtub},  {bath}] 
  2:  a  large  open  container  for  holding  or  storing  liquids  [syn: 
  {vat}] 
  3:  the  amount  that  a  tub  will  hold  "a  tub  of  water"  [syn:  {tubful}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  TUB 
 
  {Technische  Universita't  Berlin}.  (Berlin  technical 
  university). 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  TUB 
  Technische  Universitaet  Berlin  (org.) 
 
 




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