Definition of tub noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tʌb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʌb//
    In the garden
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  1. 1a large round container without a lid, used for washing clothes in, growing plants in, etc. There were tubs of flowers on the balcony. See related entries: In the garden
  2. 2a small wide, usually round, plastic or paper container with a lid, used for food, etc. a tub of margarine an empty margarine tub
  3. 3(informal, especially North American English) = bathtub They found her lying in the tub. see also hot tub
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: probably of Low German or Dutch origin; compare with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tubbe.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tub