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Definition of tub:

  1. A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; - so called by miners.
  2. A small cask; as, a tub of gin.
  3. A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
  4. 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.
  5. Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., - often used jocosely or opprobriously.
  6. 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.
  7. To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.
  8. To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.

Synonyms:

cauldron, laundry tub, bathroom, bath, bathing tub, receptacle, cask, hot tub, tubful, value-added tax, container, spa, bathtub, butt, tun, vat, bucket, ad valorem tax, firkin.

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