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Tub vs. Vat — What's the Difference?

Tub vs. Vat — What's the Difference?

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Tub

A wide, open, deep, typically round container with a flat bottom used for holding liquids, growing plants, etc.
A rainwater tub
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Vat

A large tank or tub used to hold liquid, especially in industry
A vat of hot tar
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Tub

A short, broad boat that handles awkwardly
The old tub's in need of a refit
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Vat

A water-insoluble dye, such as indigo, that is applied to a fabric in a reducing bath which converts it to a soluble form, the colour being obtained on subsequent oxidation in the fabric fibres.
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Tub

Plant in a tub
Tubbed fruit trees
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Vat

Place or treat in a vat
The grapes are vatted for between 15 and 21 days and then aged in small barrels
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Tub

Wash or bathe in or as in a tub or bath
Even your formal evening gown can be tubbed
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Vat

A large vessel, such as a tub, cistern, or barrel, used to hold or store liquids.
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Tub

An open, flat-bottomed vessel, usually round and typically wider than it is deep, used for washing, packing, or storing.
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Vat

To put into or treat in a vat.
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Tub

The amount that such a vessel can hold.
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Vat

A large tub, such as is used for making wine or for tanning.
A vat of liquid
A vat of acid
A vat of wine
A vat of olives
A vat of fat
A vat of glue
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Tub

The contents of such a vessel.
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Vat

A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
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Tub

A bathtub.
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Vat

(Roman Catholic) A vessel for holding holy water.
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Tub

(Informal) A bath taken in a bathtub.
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Vat

(dated) A liquid measure and dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectolitre of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States.
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Tub

(Informal) A wide, clumsy, slow-moving boat.
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Vat

(transitive) To put into a vat.
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Tub

A bucket used for conveying ore or coal up a mine shaft.
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Vat

(transitive) To blend (wines or spirits) in a vat; figuratively, to mix or blend elements as if with wines or spirits.
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Tub

A coal car used in a mine.
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Vat

A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding liquors in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like.
Let him produce his vats and tubs, in opposition to heaps of arms and standards.
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Tub

To pack or store in a tub.
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Vat

A measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States.
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Tub

To wash or bathe in a tub.
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Vat

A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in.
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Tub

To take a bath.
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Vat

A vessel for holding holy water.
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Tub

A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.
He bought a tub of lard to roast the potatoes in.
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Vat

To put or transfer into a vat.
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Tub

The contents or capacity of such a vessel.
She added a tub of margarine to the stew.
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Vat

A tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production
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Tub

A bathtub.
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Vat

A large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
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Tub

A slow-moving craft.
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Tub

Any structure shaped like a tub, such as a certain old form of pulpit, a short broad boat, etc.
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Tub

A small cask.
A tub of gin
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Tub

Any of various historically designated quantities of goods to be sold by the tub (butter, oysters, etc).
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Tub

(mining) A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft.
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Tub

(obsolete) A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
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Tub

(slang) A corpulent or obese person.
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Tub

(transitive) To plant, set, or store in a tub.
To tub a plant
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Tub

(ambitransitive) To bathe in a tub.
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Tub

An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, - used for various purposes.
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Tub

The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc.
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Tub

Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., - often used jocosely or opprobriously.
All being took up and busied, some in pulpits and some in tubs, in the grand work of preaching and holding forth.
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Tub

A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
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Tub

A small cask; as, a tub of gin.
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Tub

A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; - so called by miners.
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Tub

To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.
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Tub

To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.
Don't we all tub in England ?
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Tub

A relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
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Tub

A large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
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Tub

The amount that a tub will hold;
A tub of water
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