Definition of Pipe

1. Noun. A tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco.

2. Verb. Utter a shrill cry. "The woods pipe with many kinds of birds "
Exact synonyms: Pipe Up, Shriek, Shrill
Generic synonyms: Call, Cry, Holler, Hollo, Scream, Shout, Shout Out, Squall, Yell
Specialized synonyms: Caterwaul, Yowl
Derivative terms: Shriek, Shriek, Shrieking, Shrilling

3. Noun. A long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc..

4. Verb. Transport by pipeline. ; "Pipe oil, water, and gas into the desert"
Generic synonyms: Transport
Derivative terms: Pipage, Pipage, Piping

5. Noun. A hollow cylindrical shape.
Exact synonyms: Tube
Generic synonyms: Cylinder
Derivative terms: Tube

6. Verb. Play on a pipe. "Pipe a tune"
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Play
Also: Pipe Up
Derivative terms: Piper, Piping

7. Noun. A tubular wind instrument.

8. Verb. Trim with piping. "Pipe the skirt"
Entails: Sew, Tailor, Tailor-make
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Piping

9. Noun. The flues and stops on a pipe organ.
Exact synonyms: Organ Pipe, Pipework
Specialized synonyms: Flue, Flue Pipe, Labial Pipe, Organ Stop, Reed Pipe
Group relationships: Organ, Pipe Organ
Generic synonyms: Wind, Wind Instrument

Definition of Pipe

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.

3. v. t. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.

Definition of Pipe

1. Noun. A rigid tube that transports water, steam(,) or other fluid, as used in plumbing and numerous other applications. ¹

2. Noun. (context: smoking) A hollow stem with bowl at one end used for smoking, especially a tobacco pipe but also including various other forms such as a water pipe. ¹

3. Noun. (geology) A vertical conduit through the Earth's crust below a volcano, through which magma has passed; often filled with volcanic breccia ¹

4. Noun. A type of pasta, similar to macaroni ¹

5. Noun. Decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric (clothing, hats, pillows, curtains, etc.); often a contrasting color ¹

6. Noun. (music) A hollow tube used to produce sound, such as an organ pipe. ¹

7. Noun. (music) A wind instrument making a whistling sound. (see pan pipes, bagpipe, boatswain's pipe) ¹

8. Noun. (lacrosse) One of the goalposts of the goal. ¹

9. Noun. (computing) The character '''(unsupported pipe)''' ¹

10. Noun. (computing) A mechanism that enables one program to communicate with another by sending its output to the other as input. ¹

11. Noun. (context: computing slang) A data backbone, or broadband Internet access. ¹

12. Noun. (obsolete) An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons; half a tun. ¹

13. Noun. (Australia colloquial obsolete) An anonymous satire or essay, insulting and frequently libelous, written on a piece of paper and left somewhere public where it could be found and thus spread, to embarrass the author's enemies. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To convey or transport (something) by means of pipes. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To install or configure with pipes. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To play music on a pipe instrument, such as a bagpipe. ¹

17. Verb. (nautical) To signal or order by a note pattern on a bosun's pipe. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To lead or conduct as if by pipes, especially by wired transmission. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) To decorate with piping. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To dab away moisture from. ¹

21. Verb. To shout loudly and at high pitch. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive computing chiefly Unix) To directly feed (the output of one program) as input to another program, indicated by the pipe character at the command line. ¹

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Definition of Pipe

1. to convey by means of a pipe (a hollow cylinder) [v PIPED, PIPING, PIPES]

Medical Definition of Pipe

1. 1. 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." (Shak) 2. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc. 3. A small bowl with a hollow steam, used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances. 4. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions. 5. The key or sound of the voice. 6. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird. "The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds." (Tennyson) 7. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow. 8. An elongated body or vein of ore. 9. 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. 10. A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it. 11. [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 fitter, one who fits pipes together, or applies pipes, as to an engine or a building. Pipe fitting, a piece, as a coupling, an elbow, a valve, etc, used for connecting lengths of pipe or as accessory to a pipe. Pipe office, an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer, in which the clerk of the pipe made out leases of crown lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc. Pipe tree, the lilac and the mock orange; so called because their were formerly used to make pipe stems; called also pipe privet. Pipe wrench, or Pipetongs, a jawed tool for gripping a pipe, in turning or holding it. To smoke the pipe of peace, to smoke from the same pipe in token of amity or preparatory to making a treaty of peace, a custom of the American Indians. Origin: AS. Pipe, probably fr. L. Pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. Peep, Pibroch, Fife. 1. 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) 2. To call, convey orders, etc, by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain. 3. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle. "Oft in the piping shrouds." 4. To become hollow in the process of solodifying; said of an ingot, as of steel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pipe

pip emma
pip out
pip pip
pip to the post
pipal tree
pipe (current term)
pipe-smoker's cancer
pipe bomb
pipe bombs
pipe bone
pipe bowl
pipe clamp
pipe cleaner
pipe cleaners
pipe cutter
pipe down
pipe dream

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