AskDefine | Define tub

Dictionary Definition



1 a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body [syn: bathtub, bathing tub, bath]
2 a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids [syn: vat]
3 the amount that a tub will hold; "a tub of water" [syn: tubful]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /tʌb/
    Rhymes with: -ʌb


  1. A broad, open, flat-bottomed vessel used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.
  2. The contents or capacity of such a vessel.
  3. A bathtub.
  4. In the context of "nautical|informal": A slow-moving craft.

Derived terms


broad, open, flat-bottomed vessel
  • Finnish: saavi
contents or capacity of such a vessel
  • Finnish: saavillinen
  • Finnish: amme, kylpyamme
slow-moving craft
  • Finnish: amme, ruuhi


  1. To pack or store something in a tub.
  2. To bathe.






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Extensive Definition

Tub may refer to:

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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