Meaning of 'pipe' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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.
- Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or
the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas,
- A small bowl with a hollow steam, -- 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.
- The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
- The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
- 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.
- A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties;
also, the sound of it.
- A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons;
also, the quantity which it contains. - To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind
instrument of music.
- 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
- To become hollow in the process of solodifying; -- said of
an ingot, as of steel. - To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife,
etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
- To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.
- To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or