noun a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
noun a hollow cylindrical shape
noun a tubular wind instrument
noun the flues and stops on a pipe organ
organ pipe; pipework.
verb utter a shrill cry
shrill; pipe up; shriek.
verb transport by pipeline
- pipe oil, water, and gas into the desert
verb play on a pipe
verb trim with piping
, probably fr. L. pipare
, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. Peep
- A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an organ. "Tunable as sylvan pipe."
Now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.
- Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc.
- A small bowl with a hollow steam, -- used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
- A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.
- The key or sound of the voice. R.
- The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds.
- pl. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
- (Mining) An elongated body or vein of ore.
- A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the accounts of debts to the king; -- so called because put together like a pipe.
Mozley & W.
- (Naut.) A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it.
- Cf. F. pipe, fr. pipe a wind instrument, a tube, fr. L. pipare to chirp. See Etymol. above. A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains.
Pipe intransitive verb
- To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.
We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced.
Matt. xi. 17.
- (Naut.) To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.
- To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle. "Oft in the piping shrouds."
- (Metal.) To become hollow in the process of solodifying; -- said of an ingot, as of steel.
Pipe transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Piped ; present participle & verbal noun Piping
- To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes.
- (Naut.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.
As fine a ship's company as was ever piped aloft.
- To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
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