Definitions for: Pipe

[n] the flues and stops on a pipe organ
[n] a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
[n] a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
[n] a tubular wind instrument
[n] a hollow cylindrical shape
[v] utter a shrill cry
[v] trim with piping, as of garments
[v] play on a pipe; "pipe a tune"
[v] transport by pipeline; of oil, water, gas, etc.

Webster (1913) Definition: Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to
chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. Peep, Pibroch, Fife.]
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.'' --Milton.

Now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.

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. [R.] --Shak.

6. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.

The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds.

7. pl. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.

8. (Mining) 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. --Mozley & W.

10. (Naut.) 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. [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 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.

Pipe, v. i.
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.

2. (Naut.) 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.'' --Wordsworth.

4. (Metal.) To become hollow in the process of solodifying;
-- said of an ingot, as of steel.

Pipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piped; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. 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. --W.

2. (Naut.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's

As fine a ship's company as was ever piped aloft.

3. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or
a building.

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Synonyms: organ pipe, pipage, pipe up, pipework, piping, screech, shriek, shrill, tabor pipe, tobacco pipe, tube

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