Crossword clues for pipe
- Tobacco holder
- A tube with a small bowl at one end
- A tubular wind instrument
- A hollow cylindrical shape
- Used for smoking tobacco
- A long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
- Corncob or hookah
- Dudeen, e.g.
- Organ tube
- Hugh Hefner prop
- Corncob, e.g.
- Calumet, e.g.
- Hookah, for one
- Calumet, for one
- Water conduit
- Kind of organ
- Kind of cleaner
- Corncob or briar, e.g.
- Put in a waterline
- Meerschaum, e.g.
- Boatswain's whistle
- Word with down or line
- Sink part
- Plumber's installation
- ___ up (speak)
- Slippers' companion
- ___ dream
- Kind of dream or line
- "___ down now!"
- Prop for Santa
- St. Nick accessory
- Kind of organ or dream
- Snowman prop
- Sherlock Holmes item
- Popeye's tooter
- Sherlock Holmes prop
- Kind of dream
- Water carrier
- It might need a fitting
- Word that can follow the end of 18-, 27-, 46- or 61-Across
- Appurtenance for Santa
- Old King Cole accessory
- Snowman's prop
- Subject of a Magritte painting
- Locale for finished works that haven't yet appeared
- Trap locale
- Skateboarder's challenge
- Hookah, e.g.
- "___ down!" ("Quiet!")
- Feature of a Norman Rockwell self-portrait
- Weapon in Clue
- Accessory for a snowman
- Sherlock Holmes accessory
- Sherlock Holmes appurtenance
- Appurtenance for Santa or Sherlock Holmes
- Water bearer
- Prop for Popeye or Santa
- Quiet (down)
- Main, say
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pipe \Pipe\, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. Peep, Pibroch, Fife.]
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 stem, -- 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 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. [Eng.]
Pipe tree (Bot.), the lilac and the mock orange; -- so called because their were formerly used to make pipe stems; -- called also pipe privet.
Pipe wrench, or Pipe tongs, 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.
Pipe \Pipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piped; p. pr. & vb. n. 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.
Pipe \Pipe\, v. i.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English pipian "to play on a pipe," from Latin pipare "to peep, chirp" (see pipe (n.1)). Compare Dutch pijpen, German pfeifen. Meaning "convey through pipes" is first recorded 1887. Related: Piped; piping. Piping hot is in Chaucer, a reference to hissing of food in a frying pan; to pipe up (early 15c.) originally meant "to begin to play" (on a musical instrument); sense of "to speak out" is from 1856. Pipe down "be quiet" is from 1900, probably a reversal of this, but earlier (and concurrently) in nautical jargon it was a bo'sun's whistle signal to dismiss the men from duty (1833).
Old English pipe "musical wind instrument," also "tube to convey water," from Vulgar Latin *pipa "a pipe, tube-shaped musical instrument" (source also of Italian pipa, French pipe, Old Frisian pipe, German Pfeife, Danish pibe, Swedish pipa, Dutch pijp), a back-formation from Latin pipare "to chirp or peep," of imitative origin. All tubular senses ultimately derive from "small reed, whistle." Meaning "device for smoking" first recorded 1590s. Pipe-bomb attested from 1960. Pipe-cleaner recorded from 1863.
type of cask, early 14c., from Old French pipe "liquid measure, cask for wine," from a special use of Vulgar Latin *pipa "pipe" (see pipe (n.1)).
n. 1 (lb en heading) ''Wind instrument.'' 2 # (lb en music) A wind instrument consisting of a tube, often lined with holes to allow for adjustment in pitch, sounded by blowing into the tube. (from 10thc.) 3 # (lb en music) A hollow tube used to produce sound in an organ; an organ pipe. (from 14thc.) 4 # The key or sound of the voice. (from 16thc.) 5 # A high-pitched sound, especially of a bird. (from 18thc.) 6 (lb en heading) ''Hollow conduit.'' 7 # A rigid tube that transports water, steam(,) or other fluid, as used in plumbing and numerous other applications. (from 10thc.) 8 # A tubular passageway in the human body; the windpipe, a blood vessel. (from 14thc.) 9 # (lb en Australia colloquial now historical) An anonymous satire or essay, insulting and frequently libellous, written on a piece of paper which was rolled up and left somewhere public where it could be found and thus spread, to embarrass the author's enemies. (from 19thc.) 10 # (lb en idiomatic slang) A man's penis. 11 (lb en heading) ''Container.'' 12 # A large container for storing liquids or foodstuffs; now especially, a vat or cask of wine or cider. (from 14thc.) 13 # The contents of such a vessel, as a liquid measure; sometimes set at 126 wine gallons; half a tun. (from 14thc.) 14 (lb en heading) ''Something resembling a tube.'' 15 # Decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric (clothing, hats, pillows, curtains, etc.); often a contrasting color. (from 15thc.) 16 # (lb en mining) An elongated or irregular body or vein of ore. (from 17thc.) 17 # (lb en geology) A vertical conduit through the Earth's crust below a volcano, through which magma has passed; often filled with volcanic brecci
(from 19thc.) 18 # (lb en heading) ''In computing.'' 19 ## The character '''(unsupported: pipe)'''. (from 20thc.) 20 ## A mechanism that enables one program to communicate with another by sending its output to the other as input. (from 20thc.) 21 ## (lb en slang) A data backbone, or broadband Internet access. (from 20thc.) 22 ##: (ux en A fat '''pipe''' is a high-bandwidth connection.) 23 # A type of pasta, similar to macaroni. 24 # (lb en lacrosse) One of the goalposts of the goal. 25 (lb en heading) ''Smoking implement.'' 26 # (lb en 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. (from 16thc.) 27 ## The use of such a pipe for smoking tobacco. 28 ##* (RQ:WBsnt IvryGt: III) 29 ##*: At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.(...)In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a '''pipe''' and a cheerful glass. 30 # (lb en North America colloquial now historical) The distance travelled between two rest periods during which one could smoke a pipe. (from 18thc.) v
1 (context transitive English) To convey or transport (something) by means of pipes. 2 (context transitive English) To install or configure with pipes. 3 (context intransitive English) To play music on a pipe instrument, such as a bagpipe. 4 (context nautical English) To signal or order by a note pattern on a bosun's pipe. 5 (context transitive figuratively English) To lead or conduct as if by pipes, especially by wired transmission. 6 (context transitive English) To decorate with piping. 7 (context transitive English) To dab away moisture from. 8 To shout loudly and at high pitch. 9 (context transitive computing chiefly Unix English) To directly feed (the output of one program) as input to another program, indicated by the pipe character at the command line. 10 To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle. 11 To become hollow in the process of solidifying; said of an ingot of metal.
n. a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco [syn: tobacco pipe]
a hollow cylindrical shape [syn: tube]
a tubular wind instrument [syn: tabor pipe]
PIPE may refer to:
- PIPE Networks
- Private investment in public equity
A pipe is a tubular wind instrument in general, or various specific wind instruments. The word is an onomatopoeia, and comes from the tone which can resemble that of a bird chirping.
A pipe is a tubular section or hollow cylinder, usually but not necessarily of circular cross-section, used mainly to convey substances which can flow — liquids and gases (fluids), slurries, powders and masses of small solids. It can also be used for structural applications; hollow pipe is far stiffer per unit weight than solid members.
In common usage the words pipe and tube are usually interchangeable, but in industry and engineering, the terms are uniquely defined. Depending on the applicable standard to which it is manufactured, pipe is generally specified by a nominal diameter with a constant outside diameter (OD) and a schedule that defines the thickness. Tube is most often specified by the OD and wall thickness, but may be specified by any two of OD, inside diameter (ID), and wall thickness. Pipe is generally manufactured to one of several international and national industrial standards. While similar standards exist for specific industry application tubing, tube is often made to custom sizes and a broader range of diameters and tolerances. Many industrial and government standards exist for the production of pipe and tubing. The term "tube" is also commonly applied to non-cylindrical sections, i.e., square or rectangular tubing. In general, "pipe" is the more common term in most of the world, whereas "tube" is more widely used in the United States.
Both "pipe" and "tube" imply a level of rigidity and permanence, whereas a hose (or hosepipe) is usually portable and flexible. Pipe assemblies are almost always constructed with the use of fittings such as elbows, tees, and so on, while tube may be formed or bent into custom configurations. For materials that are inflexible, cannot be formed, or where construction is governed by codes or standards, tube assemblies are also constructed with the use of tube fittings.
Pipe was a Belgian automobile manufacturer founded by the brothers Alfred and Victor Goldschmidt. The company was also known as Compagnie Belge de Construction Automobiles.
In 1900 they presented their first car in Brussels under the name Pipe. This model was similar to cars made by Panhard & Levassor. This Pipe car was powered by a two-cylinder engine.
In 1901, a sporty model was made, the Pipe 15 CV, with a four-cylinder engine. This model was a good design to use in racing, and was used in the Paris to Berlin race. Pipe also built cars with more powerful engines, such as the Pipe 90 CV from 1903, and the Pipe 60 CV from 1904. The latter model had a 13.5 litre four-cylinder engine.
In 1907, over 300 cars of the types 28, 50 and 80 CV were sold. Because of this, Pipe became one of the largest Belgian car manufacturers. Pipe cars were not only sold in Belgium, but they were exported to many different countries.
During the First World War, the factory was partly destroyed. Only in 1921 did it resume car manufacture. In that year, Pipe presented two new models, with 3.0 and 9.0 litre, but these models were presented badly. The management decided to switch to the manufacture of trucks instead.
Usage examples of "pipe".
Next day the Baron technically did give Granny Aching gold, but it was only the gold-coloured foil on an ounce of Jolly Sailor, the cheap and horrible pipe tobacco that was the only one Granny Aching would ever smoke.
If I had acriflavine, I could squirt it up your pipe in a bulb syringe.
He had the advantage of owning an excellent network of reporters of transgressions, for he enlisted Lucius Decumius and his crossroads brethren as informers, and cracked down very hard on merchants who weighed light or measured short, on builders who infringed boundaries or used poor materials, on landlords who had cheated the water companies by inserting bigger-bore adjutage pipes from the mains into their properties than the law prescribed.
Tarrant entered the aeroponics room, the gleaming white PVC pipe and enameled steel in shining contrast to the dim red of the fishery.
They figured the Kurds, Afghanis, and Tuaregs already there would like a bit of smoke, and they could always refine opium into heroin if the Irish and Basques preferred needles to pipes.
A double-ended pipe shear would kill every man aft, maybe you guys too.
A hundred feet aft, the outer door of the signal ejector opened, and twenty seconds later a solenoid valve in a branch pipe from the auxiliary seawater system popped open, sending high-pressure seawater into the bottom of the signal ejector tube that pushed out the radio buoy.
Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
Benzoic aldehyde was only moderately flammable, but the prospect of setting himself on fire with his own pipe conformed to his worst ideas of the indignity that death would one day visit upon him.
Tappng his pipe out on the railing above Alec, the man disappeared back into the room.
He discovered that he could align himself between two pipes and pull himself hand over hand with relative ease.
I was glued to my keyhole, mesmerized, as Fatty piped some command and a score of amahs clacked forward to parade the girls.
He thought of the ancient legends of Ultimate Chaos, at whose centre sprawls the blind idiot god Azathoth, Lord of All Things, encircled by his flopping horde of mindless and amorphous dancers, and lulled by the thin monotonous piping of a demoniac flute held in nameless paws.
Nyarlathotep, the mad faceless god, howls blindly in the darkness to the piping of two amorphous idiot flute--players.
The man finished tamping, slipped his foot into a waiting boot, then lit the pipe with the anachronistic lighter in his left hand.