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TUB, noun

1. An open wooden vessel formed with staves, heading and hoops; used for various domestic purposes, as for washing, for making cheese, etc.

2. A state of salivation; so called because the patient was formerly sweated in a tub [Not in use.]

3. A certain quantity; as a tub of tea, which is 60 pounds; a tub of camphor, from 56 to 80 pounds; a tub of vermilion, from 3 to 4 hundred pounds. [local.]

4. A wooden vessel in which vegetables are planted, for the sake of being movable and set in a house in cold weather.

TUB, verb transitive To plant or set in a tub