PIPE, noun [Eng. fife.]
1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a long tube of wood or metal; as a rural pipe The word, I believe, is not now the proper technical name of any particular instrument, but is applicable to any tubular wind instrument, and it occurs in bagpipe.
2. A long tube or hollow body; applied to the veins and arteries of the body, and to many hollow bodies, particularly such as are used for conductors of water or other fluids.
3. A tube of clay with a bowl at one end; used in smoking tobacco.
4. The organs of voice and respiration; as in windpipe.
5. The key or sound of the voice.
6. In England, a roll in the exchequer, or the exchequer itself. Hence, pipe-office is an office in which the clerk of the pipe makes out leases of crown lands, accounts of sheriffs, etc.
7. A cask containing two hogsheads or 120 gallons, used for wine; or the quantity which it contains.
8. In mining, a pipe is where the ore runs forward endwise in a hole, and does not sink downwards or in a vein.
PIPE, verb intransitive To play on a pipe fife, flute or other tubular wind instrument of music.
We have piped to you, and ye have not danced. Matthew 11:17.
1. To have a shrill sound; to whistle.
PIPE, verb transitive To play on a wind instrument. 1 Corinthians 14:7.