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tube

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 4) and when used as a proper noun.
tube(
tub
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (piping)
a. el tubo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Andy went to the hardware store to buy metal tubes.Andy fue a la ferretería para comprar tubos de metal.
2. (anatomy)
a. la trompa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Ectopic pregnancies typically occur in a Fallopian tube.Los embarazos ectópicos generalmente tienen lugar en una trompa de Falopio.
b. el conducto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A blocked auditory tube is causing her earache.Un conducto auditivo tapado le provoca dolor de oído.
c. el tubo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The digestive tube is a long muscular tract.El tubo digestivo es un tracto muscular extenso.
3. (container)
a. el tubo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The tube of toothpaste is in my toilet kit.El tubo de pasta dentífrica está en mi neceser.
4. (tire)
a. la cámara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
If your tire is flat, you need to replace the tube.Si la llanta está desinflada, hay que cambiar la cámara.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(entertainment)
a. la televisión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
She told her son to turn off the tube and do his homework.Le dijo a su hijo que apagara la televisión y que hiciera sus tareas.
b. la tele
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She spent her evening watching her favorite shows on the tube.Ella pasó la noche viendo sus programas favoritos en la tele.
6. (medicine)
a. la sonda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We placed a feeding tube into the patient because he can't ingest food.Le pusimos una sonda nasogástrica al paciente porque no puede ingerir alimentos.
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tube
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (pipe, container)
a. el tubo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (colloquial)
a.
to go down the tubesirse a pique
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
the tubeel metro
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. (television)
the tubela tele
tube [tjuːb]
noun
1 [of toothpaste, paint etc] tubo (m); (Anat) trompa (f); [of tyre] cámara (f) de aire; [of television] tubo (m); (US) [of radio] lámpara (f)
to go down the tube
it's all gone down the tube todo se ha perdido
2
the tube (US) (television) la tele (informal)
3 (London underground) metro (m)
to go by tube ir en el metro; to travel by tube viajar en metro
modifier
tube station (n) (Britain) estación (f) de metro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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