tub

Lemma

tub

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

noun

Definizione

A low, wide, open container with a flat bottom.

Nota

It’s typically round, originally one made of wood, now made of plastic and metal. It’s used in a variety of domestic and industrial situations. For example for holding liquids or growing plants.

Contesto

Old wooden tub with grapes for wine making […].

Trascrizione fonetica

[tʌb]

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

"Open wooden vessel," late 14c., from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, or Middle Flemish tubbe, of uncertain origin. Related to Old High German zubar "vessel with two handles, wine vessel," German Zuber. Considered to be unrelated to Latin tubus (see tube); one theory connects it to the root of two based on the number of handles. Also 17c. slang for "pulpit;" hence tub-thumper (1660s) "speaker or preacher who thumps the pulpit for emphasis."

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Sun Mar 16 21:46:50 2014
Autore

Alice Bendinelli

Fonti

1) Oxford Paperback Dictionary Thesaurus & Wordpower Guide 2001, Oxford University Press Inc., New York, p. 978.
2) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tub (11/03/2014)
3) http://www.123rf.com/photo_9010518_old-wooden-tub-with-grape-for-wine-making-oak-barrel-full-of-grapes-bunch-vintage-harvest.html (11/03/2014);
4) http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/tub
5)http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=tub&allowed_in_frame=0 (11/03/2014)
6) http://www.123rf.com/photo_9010518_old-wooden-tub-with-grape-for-wine-making-oak-barrel-full-of-grapes-bunch-vintage-harvest.html (11/03/2014)

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