Adjective "pipe" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/pʌɪp/

Definitions and examples

noun

A tube used to convey water, gas, oil, or other fluid substances.
  1. 'There also were reports of leaking gas pipes.'
  2. 'The thaw after heavy snowfall meant that plumbers were inundated with calls to repair burst pipes.'
  3. 'Instead of being buried, the pipe supplying water to the school lay above ground, a violation of national building guidelines.'
  4. 'Roads, bridges, utility lines, water and sewer pipes, and other supporting services have to be rebuilt.'
  5. 'Lead tends to accumulate as water sits in pipes overnight.'
  6. 'Water poured from the pipe and buckled the road making it impassable.'
  7. 'The city has an extensive system of stormwater drains and pipes to channel water away from the heavy downpours in the wet season.'
  8. 'Two new rainwater drainage pipes have been installed.'
  9. 'Shut off the water to prevent pipes from freezing and if you have sprinklers drain them out.'
  10. 'Many residents were woken by the deafening sound of the exploding pipe and water gushing down the street and into their houses.'
  11. 'Hence, these volcanic pipes are found to have diamonds in them.'
  12. 'The geology and history of the discovery of the diamond pipes are described in detail in numerous publications.'
  13. 'The pipe in the cast metal may be filled up with sand.'
  14. 'The most troublesome incidence of emitter-collector shorts is that due to pipes.'
  15. 'Veins are pipes in the body for carrying blood back to the heart.'
  16. 'Normally, food moves down a pipe (called the esophagus) between your mouth and your stomach.'
  17. 'The value of the high-speed Internet for end users is defined less by the speed of the network and more by the content that travels through these pipes.'
  18. 'Smarter, faster routers and more fiber will be important as networks drive many kinds of data down the same pipe.'
  19. 'Home- and office-based video streaming is coming, and that data needs a fat pipe in both directions.'
A device for smoking tobacco, consisting of a narrow tube made from wood, clay, etc. with a bowl at one end in which the tobacco is burned, the smoke from which is drawn into the mouth.
  1. 'Cancer of the oral cavity is more common in people who chew tobacco or smoke pipes.'
  2. 'He sat in a rocking chair after dinner and smoked a long clay pipe.'
  3. 'Some of the older women were also smoking traditional pipes.'
  4. 'Jones found what he was looking for and put the pipe in his mouth to light.'
  5. 'He thrust his pipe toward me and began a monologue.'
  6. 'Household objects ranging from baskets to pipes for smoking tobacco are made out of bamboo.'
  7. 'I sat on a rough log, across from Father, who smoked his pipe.'
  8. 'On the fringes, old men sit smoking huge pipes and pineapple vendors provide refreshment for tired buyers and sellers.'
  9. 'She placed a pipe in her mouth, and blew out the smoke.'
  10. 'He was sitting on his porch, as always, rocking in his rocking chair and puffing on his pipe.'
  11. 'they were sharing a pipe of tobacco'
  12. 'They were small but doughty warriors and not averse to a pipe of baccy after the battle.'
  13. 'When he is not in front of the computer, he can be found enjoying a pipe of tobacco.'
  14. 'a crack pipe'
  15. 'I forced myself onto my balcony, and very methodically packed another pipe full of cannabis, sat down in a chair, and turned some music on.'
A wind instrument consisting of a single tube with holes along its length that are covered by the fingers to produce different notes.
  1. 'The jig was a popular kind of dancing performed to the music of a pipe or tabor that often had a vocal accompaniment.'
  2. 'Their hollow bones were used for musical pipes.'
  3. 'The girl blew into the pipe with her fingers moving dexterously.'
  4. 'The men sing carols and the Scots contingent joins in with their pipes.'
  5. 'Fifes, trumpets, pipes and lutes also accompanied the troops.'
  6. 'He is also extremely accomplished on whistles, pipes and flutes.'
  7. 'He took out a set of pipes and fingered them for a moment.'
  8. 'His father played the pipes, tin whistle and fiddle and was a notable musician in his day.'
  9. 'The enormous burnished pipes of the organ, lit from below, rose like architecture behind the musicians.'
  10. 'In the late nineteenth century, organ pipes in many cathedrals of Northern Europe began to crumble in very cold weather.'
  11. 'Various calls were made by bugle and bosun's pipe across the PA system of a ship to announce daily activities and pronouncements.'
  12. 'The pipe was blown as soon as the food was ready.'
  13. 'The boatswain's pipe is the 'modern day' descendant of the flutes used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans to convey orders to the oarsmen and galley slaves.'
  14. 'The bright blue sky and the merry pipe of birds call him out to active exercise and unaccustomed sport.'
  15. 'We heard the raucous squabbling of gulls and the haunting pipe of the curlew.'
A command which causes the output from one routine to be the input for another.
  1. 'You can use the pipe to redirect the file's output.'
  2. 'You can do this using Unix pipes and you could probably do the whole thing in shell script.'
A cask for wine, especially as a measure equal to two hogsheads, usually equivalent to 105 gallons (about 477 litres)
  1. 'If anyone elected bailiff has in his tavern, on the day of the election, a tun or two pipes of wine, he may be allowed to sell them at a profit after Michaelmas.'
  2. 'The pipe is Portugal's most famous wine measure.'
  3. 'This port is put into wooden port barrels or pipes, but instead of just two years in oak as in the case of a declared vintage port, it spends four to six years in barrel.'

verb

Convey (water, gas, oil, or other fluid substances) through a pipe or pipes.
  1. 'A $3 billion project to pipe Arctic gas to southern markets will move ahead after native groups signed a deal with oil producers and builders.'
  2. 'It costs €13 million to pipe the gas from Scotland to Cork.'
  3. 'Water was piped from springs to troughs outside the fence for livestock.'
  4. 'Houses also had water piped straight to them - unlike flats and apartments.'
  5. 'The resulting methane gas could then be piped ashore.'
  6. 'Half of all Russia's oil exports and around 30 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas are annually piped across Belarus to the European Union.'
  7. 'From there, the water is piped underground in two distribution systems leading to the bottling plant and about three kilometres through the rest of the camp.'
  8. 'It pipes water to its customers from huge reservoirs encircling Scotland's cities.'
  9. 'A plan by the locals to pipe water from the nearby Appila Springs was rejected by the government.'
  10. 'How can you be confident that when you pipe carbon dioxide underground for storage, that it won't leak?'
  11. 'he was watching a movie piped to his room on one of the hotel's video channels'
  12. 'The music will be piped from inside the shop to speakers protected by metal cages outside the store.'
  13. 'Jazzy piano and blues music is piped into every room.'
  14. 'It is only when you go through to the long, plant-filled conservatory dining room that you realise the music is being piped from a dinner-suited pianist at a grand piano.'
  15. 'We watch the proceedings on TV screens which pipe the pictures from the conference floor several hundred metres away.'
  16. 'As the other girls line up one by one to blubber heartfelt tributes to their departing colleagues, a saccharine melody is piped in over the PA.'
  17. 'Before the service began, Caribbean-style music was piped from loudspeakers erected outside the church which could be heard several streets away.'
  18. 'Meanwhile, the audio pipes out ‘Whistle While You Work’ - not sung, of course, but whistled.'
  19. 'They arranged to have a radio broadcast piped in through the telephone.'
  20. 'Moreover, you can pipe music only to one set of speakers at a time.'
  21. 'Who needs shelves of compact discs, now that 15,000 musical tracks can be piped through cables?'
Play (a tune) on a pipe or pipes.
  1. 'Homer speaks of a flute player piping a tune to which men rhythmically stomped grapes.'
  2. 'As the man went by, he piped a song that was as sweet and careless as a bird's.'
  3. 'the Duke was piped on board'
  4. 'Last time he was Lord Mayor, Allan Watson was defiantly piped out of Melbourne Town Hall by a clansman in a kilt.'
  5. 'The soldier, affectionately known to those on board as Billy Piper, has piped Edinburgh into each of her port visits, and played at numerous ceremonial events throughout the deployment.'
  6. 'Robert Gardner piped in the haggis which had come from the celebrated Macsweens of Edinburgh.'
  7. 'Resident bagpiper Lt Stewart McMichael piped HMS Endurance into Buenos Aires, as her sailors lined the deck in formal tropical uniform.'
  8. 'The Lord Mayor of Hall and Admiral of the Humber, Fred Beedle, welcomed the 28-strong crew after he was piped aboard the vessel.'
  9. 'Tourists are piped on to the train by a young kilted boy on the platform as steam gathers into clouds which float gently overhead.'
  10. 'Leave hasn't been piped yet but the excitement of what lies ahead for our visit is growing throughout the ship.'
  11. 'The sailors were piped to quarters.'
  12. 'The crew were piped to supper.'
(of a bird) sing in a high or shrill voice.
  1. 'Up in the ash-trees the birds piped and sang merrily together.'
  2. '‘We could tell you if you like,’ Kris's voice piped in, making me jump.'
  3. 'With sandpipers piping on the beach at Monterrey, we find Alison and Elliot at sunset over the Pacific.'
  4. '‘No, miss,’ piped Lucy'
  5. '‘All aboard, ladies and gentlemen,’ he piped cheerfully.'
  6. '‘Ben Germane's office,’ the whiny voice piped from the other end of the receiver.'
  7. '‘But we've got four more floors to go,’ she piped.'
Decorate (clothing or soft furnishings) with thin cord covered in fabric and inserted into a seam.
  1. 'When he struck early on December 27 he was wearing black jeans and a navy hooded top piped with red.'
  2. 'This bag sports piped seams and hardware of nickel-plated solid brass for long life and good looks.'
Arrange (food, particularly icing or cream) in decorative lines or patterns.
  1. 'Spoon the flour paste into an icing bag and pipe it into the cross indentations - if you don't have an icing bag or syringe, make the paste loose and dribble it from a teaspoon.'
  2. 'Lay the four crêpes on a surface and pipe the maple pastry cream into the center of each.'
  3. 'Spoon into dishes or pipe into wine glasses to serve.'
  4. 'The Banoffee Pie was a small disc of salty-sweet crumbs, topped with a smidgen of toffee and banana under a voluminous cloud of piped cream.'
  5. 'Even the vanilla buttercream piped onto an otherwise agreeable vanilla cupcake had a grainy, crystallized texture on one of my visits, as if the ratio of butter to sugar had gone astray.'
  6. 'They were followed by duck sweetbreads, each no bigger than a shirt button, served on a tube of piped cream.'
  7. 'Arrange the pasta squares on a flat work surface and pipe the ricotta filling across the bottom half of the squares.'
  8. 'To assemble, arrange six amaranth crackers onto a parchment-lined sheet pan and pipe some chocolate cream in the center.'
  9. 'Fill the bag with the roux and pipe long sausages of the mixture on to the tray.'
  10. 'Using a pastry bag fitted with a medium, plain tip, pipe the dough in a spiral into the bottom of six 4-inch non-stick tart molds.'
Propagate (a pink or similar plant) by taking a cutting at the joint of a stem.

    More definitions

    1. a hollow cylinder of metal, wood, or other material, used for the conveyance of water, gas, steam, petroleum, etc.

    2. a tube of wood, clay, hard rubber, or other material, with a small bowl at one end, used for smoking tobacco, opium, etc.

    3. a quantity, as of tobacco, that fills the bowl of such a smoking utensil.

    4. Music. a tube used as, or to form an essential part of, a musical wind instrument. a musical wind instrument consisting of a single tube of straw, reed, wood, or other

    More examples(as adjective)

    "ventures can be pipe."

    "people can be pipe."

    "names can be pipe."

    Origin

    (pipe)Old English pīpe ‘musical tube’, pīpian ‘play a pipe’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch pijp and German Pfeife, based on Latin pipare ‘to peep, chirp’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French piper ‘to chirp, squeak’.

    Phrase

    pipe someone away (or down)
    pipe something away
    pipe down
    pipe up