1. A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.
    He bought a tub of lard to roast the potatoes in.
  2. The contents or capacity of such a vessel.
    He added a tub of margarine to the stew.
  3. A bathtub.
  4. A slow-moving craft.
  5. Any structure shaped like a tub, such as a certain old form of pulpit, a short broad boat, etc.
  6. A small cask.
    a tub of gin
  7. A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft.
  8. A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.


  1. To plant, set, or store in a tub.
    to tub a plant
  2. To bathe.

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