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pipe

Noun

1 a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco [syn: tobacco pipe]
2 a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc. [syn: pipage, piping]
3 a hollow cylindrical shape [syn: tube]
4 a tubular wind instrument [syn: tabor pipe]
5 the flues and stops on a pipe organ [syn: organ pipe, pipework]

Verb

1 utter a shrill cry [syn: shriek, shrill, pipe up]
2 transport by pipeline; "pipe oil, water, and gas into the desert"
3 play on a pipe; "pipe a tune"
4 trim with piping; "pipe the skirt"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From pipe, from *pipa.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A hollow tube that transports water, steam, or other liquid; usually made of metal, ceramic, wood, or plastic.
  2. In the context of "smoking": A hollow stem with bowl at one end used for smoking (see also water pipe or bong)
  3. A vertical conduit through the Earth's crust below a volcano, through which magma has passed; often filled with volcanic breccia
  4. A type of pasta, similar to macaroni
  5. Decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric (clothing, hats, pillows, curtains, etc.); often a contrasting color
  6. A hollow tube used to produce sound, such as an organ pipe.
  7. A wind instrument making a whistling sound. (see pan pipes, bagpipe, boatswain's pipe)
  8. One of the goalposts of the goal.
  9. The ASCII character at position 124 (decimal), 7C (hex), 01111100 (binary): " | "
  10. In Unix, the pipe character signifies that the output of one program feeds directly as input to another program.
  11. In the context of "computing|slang": A data backbone, or broadband Internet access (e.g., a "fat pipe" refers to a high-bandwidth connection).
  12. An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons; half a ton.
    • 1882: Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, p. 205.
  13. In the context of "AU|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.
    1818: yet, it is much to be hoped, that from his example pipe-making will in future be reposed solely in the hands of Mr. William Cluer of the Brickfield Hill. — Sydney Gazette, 26 September 1818, on William Bland convicted of libelling Governor Macquarie in a pipe (William Cluer was an earthenware pipe manufacturer). Quoted in More Pig Bites Baby! Stories from Australia's First Newspaper, volume 2, ed. Micahel Connor, Duffy and Snellgrove, 2004, ISBN 1-876631-91-0.

Derived terms

Translations

hollow tube
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 管子 (guǎnzi)
  • Czech: trubka
  • Dutch: buis
  • Finnish: putki
  • French: conduit
  • German: Rohr
  • Hungarian: cső
  • Italian: condotto, tubo
  • Japanese: パイプ (paipu)
  • Korean: 파이프 (paipeu)
  • Latvian caurule
  • Portuguese: cano, tubo, duto
  • Russian: труба (trubá)
  • Spanish: tubería, tubo
  • Swedish: rör
smoking tool
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 烟斗 (yāndǒu)
  • Czech: dýmka
  • Dutch: pijp
  • Finnish: piippu
  • French: pipe
  • German: Pfeife
  • Hungarian: pipa
  • Italian: pipa
  • Japanese: パイプ (paipu)
  • Korean: 담뱃대 (dambaetdae)
  • Portuguese: cachimbo
  • Russian: трубка
  • Scottish Gaelic: pìob
  • Spanish: pipa
  • Swedish: pipa
musical instrument
  • Arabic: (mizmār)
  • German: Flöte
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: شمشاڵ
  • Portuguese: flauta
  • Russian: свирель (svirél’) , дудка (dúdka)
  • Swedish: flöjt, pipa
organ pipe
computing slang
computing: means of interprocess communication
  • Czech: roura

Verb

  1. To convey or transport something by means of pipes.
  2. To install or configure pipes.
  3. To play music on a pipe instrument, such as a bagpipe.
  4. To signal or order by a note pattern on a bosun's pipe.
  5. To decorate a cake using a pastry bag a flexible bag from which icing is forced through a small nozzle to make various designs

See also

French

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • pip

Noun

pipe
  1. tobacco pipe
  2. blowjob

Italian

Noun

pipe
  1. Plural of pipa

Extensive Definition

Pipe may refer to:
In music:
  • Pipe (instrument), a traditional perforated wind instrument
  • Bagpipe, a class of musical instrument, aerophones using enclosed reeds
    • Uilleann pipes, a unique form of bagpipes originating in Ireland
    • Pipes and drums or pipe bands, composed of musicians who play the Scottish and Irish bagpipes
  • Pan pipes, an ancient musical instrument based on the principle of the stopped pipe
  • Organ pipe, one of the tuned resonators that produces the main sound of a pipe organ
  • Boatswain's pipe, also known as a bosun's whistle
Pipe may also be used for:
  • Volcanic pipe, a deep, narrow cone of solidified magma
  • Postpipe, archaeological remains of a timber in a posthole
  • Half-pipe and quarter pipe, semi-circular ramps for performing skateboarding/snowboarding tricks
  • Pipeline (computing), a set of data processing elements connected in series
  • Yahoo Pipes, a web service and programming interface to aggregate data feeds
  • Piping bags are used to pipe semi-solid foods onto other foods (e.g. icing on a cake)

See also

pipe in Czech: Roura
pipe in German: Pipe
pipe in Spanish: Pipa (desambiguación)
pipe in French: Pipe (homonymie)
pipe in Korean: 파이프
pipe in Dutch: Pijp
pipe in Norwegian: Pipe
pipe in Norwegian Nynorsk: Pipe
pipe in Simple English: Pipe
pipe in Swedish: Lodrätt streck#Datavetenskap

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

English horn, Missouri meerschaum, Pandean pipe, adjutage, aerophone, anthem, aulos, bagpipe, ballad, bark, barrel, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, bawl, bay, beep, bell, bellow, blare, blast, blat, blow, blow a horn, blow the horn, blubber, bole, bombard, bong, boohoo, boom, brass, bray, breathe, briar, briar pipe, bugle, butt, buzz, cackle, calabash, calean, call, calumet, canalize, carillon, carol, carry, cask, caterwaul, catheter, caw, channel, channelize, chant, chatter, cheep, chimera, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choir, chorus, chuck, churchwarden, clack, clarinet, clarion, clay, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, column, conduct, conduit, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, convey, conveyor, coo, corncob, corncob pipe, creak, croak, cromorne, cronk, croon, crow, cry, cuckoo, cylinder, cylindroid, deliver, descant, do-re-mi, doodle, double bassoon, double reed, double-tongue, drainpipe, drawl, dream, drum, duct, efflux tube, embouchure, exclaim, fantasy, fife, fipple flute, fire hose, flageolet, flue pipe, flume, flute, funnel, gabble, gaggle, garden hose, gas pipe, gasp, gobble, groan, growl, grunt, guggle, hautboy, heckelphone, hiss, hogshead, honk, hoo, hookah, hoot, horn, hornpipe, hose, hosepipe, howl, hubble-bubble, hum, hush up, hymn, intonate, intone, keen, keg, key, licorice stick, lilt, line, lip, look at, main, make oneself heard, meerschaum, minstrel, moan, mouthpiece, mumble, murmur, musette, mutter, nargileh, nipple, note, notice, oaten reed, oboe, oboe da caccia, ocarina, offer, organ pipe, panpipe, pant, passage, peace pipe, peal, peep, penny-whistle, piccolo, pillar, pip, pipe cleaner, pipe down, pipe rack, pipe up, pipeline, pipette, piping, pommer, psalm, put through, put through channels, quack, quaver, recorder, reed, reed instrument, reed pipe, roar, roll, roller, roulade, rouleau, rumble, sax, saxophone, say, scold, screak, scream, screech, serenade, setup, shake, shawm, shriek, shrill, shut up, siamese, siamese connection, sibilate, sigh, sing, sing in chorus, single reed, single-reed instrument, siphon, skirl, skreigh, slide, snap, snarl, snorkel, snort, sob, soil pipe, sol-fa, solmizate, sonorophone, sough, sound, sound a tattoo, sound taps, speak up, spot, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, standpipe, steam pipe, stem, straw, supply, sweet potato, syrinx, tabor pipe, tap, tenoroon, thunder, tin-whistle, tobacco pipe, tobacco pouch, tongue, toot, tooter, tootle, traject, transmit, tremolo, trench, trill, triple-tongue, troll, trumpet, trunk, tube, tubing, tubulation, tubule, tubulet, tubulure, tun, twang, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twit, twitter, ululate, ululation, valve, vocalize, volunteer, wail, warble, waste pipe, water pipe, weep, whine, whisper, whistle, wind, wind instrument, wind the horn, woods, woodwind, woodwind choir, woodwind instrument, wrawl, yammer, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yodel
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