pipe Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “pipe” in the English Dictionary

"pipe" in British English

See all translations

pipenoun [C]

uk   /paɪp/ us   /paɪp/
  • pipe noun [C] (TUBE)

B1 a tube inside which liquid or gas flows from one place to another: a water/gas/sewer pipe a burst/fractured/leaking pipe

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • pipe noun [C] (FOR TOBACCO)

a short, narrow tube with a small container at one end, used for smoking tobacco: I ordered some tea for myself and lit my pipe.
  • pipe noun [C] (SYMBOL)

the | symbol on a computer keyboard

pipeverb

uk   /paɪp/ us   /paɪp/
(Definition of pipe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pipe" in American English

See all translations

pipenoun [C]

us   /pɑɪp/
  • pipe noun [C] (TUBE)

a tube through which liquids or gases can flow: You have to remember to shut off the water in winter or the pipes will freeze and burst.
  • pipe noun [C] (DEVICE FOR SMOKING)

a short, narrow tube with a small bowl at one end, used for smoking esp. tobacco
  • pipe noun [C] (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)

a musical instrument consisting of a short, narrow tube that is played by blowing through it
Pipes are also the metal or wood tubes in an organ (= musical instrument played by pressing keys) that produce sound.
pipe
verb [T always + adv/prep] us   /pɑɪp/
Hot water is piped to all the apartments from the boiler.
(Definition of pipe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pipe?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More