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 for Pipe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pipe \Pipe\, n. [AS. p[imac]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire,
     to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. Peep, Pibroch,
     1. 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. "Tunable as sylvan pipe." --Milton.
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              Now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.
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     2. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware,
        or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water,
        steam, gas, etc.
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     3. A small bowl with a hollow stem, -- used in smoking
        tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
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     4. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the
        windpipe, or one of its divisions.
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     5. The key or sound of the voice. [R.] --Shak.
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     6. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
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              The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds.
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     7. pl. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
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     8. (Mining) An elongated body or vein of ore.
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     9. 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. --Mozley & W.
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     10. (Naut.) A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to
         their duties; also, the sound of it.
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     11. [Cf. F. pipe, fr. pipe a wind instrument, a tube, fr. L.
         pipare to chirp. See Etymol. above.] A cask usually
         containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the
         quantity which it contains.
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     Pipe fitter, one who fits pipes together, or applies pipes,
        as to an engine or a building.
     Pipe fitting, a piece, as a coupling, an elbow, a valve,
        etc., used for connecting lengths of pipe or as accessory
        to a pipe.
     Pipe office, an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer,
        in which the clerk of the pipe made out leases of crown
        lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc. [Eng.]
     Pipe tree (Bot.), the lilac and the mock orange; -- so
        called because their were formerly used to make pipe
        stems; -- called also pipe privet.
     Pipe wrench, or Pipe tongs, a jawed tool for gripping a
        pipe, in turning or holding it.
     To smoke the pipe of peace, to smoke from the same pipe in
        token of amity or preparatory to making a treaty of peace,
        -- a custom of the American Indians.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pipe \Pipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife,
        etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
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              A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes. --W.
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     2. (Naut.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's
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              As fine a ship's company as was ever piped aloft.
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     3. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or
        a building.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pipe \Pipe\, v. i.
     1. To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind
        instrument of music.
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              We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced.
                                                    --Matt. xi.
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     2. (Naut.) To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals
        on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.
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     3. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to
        whistle. "Oft in the piping shrouds." --Wordsworth.
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     4. (Metal.) To become hollow in the process of solodifying;
        -- said of an ingot, as of steel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking
           tobacco [syn: pipe, tobacco pipe]
      2: a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry
         water or oil or gas etc. [syn: pipe, pipage, piping]
      3: a hollow cylindrical shape [syn: pipe, tube]
      4: a tubular wind instrument
      5: the flues and stops on a pipe organ [syn: organ pipe,
         pipe, pipework]
      v 1: utter a shrill cry [syn: shriek, shrill, pipe up,
      2: transport by pipeline; "pipe oil, water, and gas into the
      3: play on a pipe; "pipe a tune"
      4: trim with piping; "pipe the skirt"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  319 Moby Thesaurus words for "pipe":
     English horn, Missouri meerschaum, Pandean pipe, adjutage,
     aerophone, anthem, aulos, bagpipe, ballad, bark, barrel,
     basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, bawl, bay, beep, bell, bellow,
     blare, blast, blat, blow, blow a horn, blow the horn, blubber,
     bole, bombard, bong, boohoo, boom, brass, bray, breathe, briar,
     briar pipe, bugle, butt, buzz, cackle, calabash, calean, call,
     calumet, canalize, carillon, carol, carry, cask, caterwaul,
     catheter, caw, channel, channelize, chant, chatter, cheep, chimera,
     chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choir, chorus, chuck,
     churchwarden, clack, clarinet, clarion, clay, cluck,
     cock-a-doodle-doo, column, conduct, conduit, contrabassoon,
     contrafagotto, convey, conveyor, coo, corncob, corncob pipe, creak,
     croak, cromorne, cronk, croon, crow, cry, cuckoo, cylinder,
     cylindroid, deliver, descant, do-re-mi, doodle, double bassoon,
     double reed, double-tongue, drainpipe, drawl, dream, drum, duct,
     efflux tube, embouchure, exclaim, fantasy, fife, fipple flute,
     fire hose, flageolet, flue pipe, flume, flute, funnel, gabble,
     gaggle, garden hose, gas pipe, gasp, gobble, groan, growl, grunt,
     guggle, hautboy, heckelphone, hiss, hogshead, honk, hoo, hookah,
     hoot, horn, hornpipe, hose, hosepipe, howl, hubble-bubble, hum,
     hush up, hymn, intonate, intone, keen, keg, key, licorice stick,
     lilt, line, lip, look at, main, make oneself heard, meerschaum,
     minstrel, moan, mouthpiece, mumble, murmur, musette, mutter,
     nargileh, nipple, note, notice, oaten reed, oboe, oboe da caccia,
     ocarina, offer, organ pipe, panpipe, pant, passage, peace pipe,
     peal, peep, penny-whistle, piccolo, pillar, pip, pipe cleaner,
     pipe down, pipe rack, pipe up, pipeline, pipette, piping, pommer,
     psalm, put through, put through channels, quack, quaver, recorder,
     reed, reed instrument, reed pipe, roar, roll, roller, roulade,
     rouleau, rumble, sax, saxophone, say, scold, screak, scream,
     screech, serenade, setup, shake, shawm, shriek, shrill, shut up,
     siamese, siamese connection, sibilate, sigh, sing, sing in chorus,
     single reed, single-reed instrument, siphon, skirl, skreigh, slide,
     snap, snarl, snorkel, snort, sob, soil pipe, sol-fa, solmizate,
     sonorophone, sough, sound, sound a tattoo, sound taps, speak up,
     spot, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, standpipe, steam pipe, stem,
     straw, supply, sweet potato, syrinx, tabor pipe, tap, tenoroon,
     thunder, tin-whistle, tobacco pipe, tobacco pouch, tongue, toot,
     tooter, tootle, traject, transmit, tremolo, trench, trill,
     triple-tongue, troll, trumpet, trunk, tube, tubing, tubulation,
     tubule, tubulet, tubulure, tun, twang, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet,
     twit, twitter, ululate, ululation, valve, vocalize, volunteer,
     wail, warble, waste pipe, water pipe, weep, whine, whisper,
     whistle, wind, wind instrument, wind the horn, woods, woodwind,
     woodwind choir, woodwind instrument, wrawl, yammer, yap, yawp,
     yell, yelp, yodel

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [common] Idiomatically, one's connection to the Internet; in context, the
      expansion ?bit pipe? is understood. A ?fat pipe? is a line with T1 or
      higher capacity. A person with a 28.8 modem might be heard to complain ?I
      need a bigger pipe?.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  One of Unix's buffers which can be
     written to by one asynchronous process and read by another,
     with the kernel suspending and waking up the sender and
     receiver according to how full the pipe is.  In later versions
     of Unix, rather than using an anonymous kernel-managed
     temporary file to implement a pipe, it can be named and is
     implemented as a local socket pair.
     2.  "|" ASCII character 124.  Used to represent a
     pipe between two processes in a shell command line.  E.g.
     	grep foo log | more
     which feeds the output of grep into the input of more without
     requiring a named temporary file and without waiting for the
     first process to finish.
     3.  A connection to a network.
     See also light pipe.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1 Sam. 10:5; 1 Kings 1:40; Isa. 5:12; 30:29). The Hebrew word
     halil, so rendered, means "bored through," and is the name given
     to various kinds of wind instruments, as the fife, flute,
     Pan-pipes, etc. In Amos 6:5 this word is rendered "instrument of
     music." This instrument is mentioned also in the New Testament
     (Matt. 11:17; 1 Cor. 14:7). It is still used in Palestine, and
     is, as in ancient times, made of different materials, as reed,
     copper, bronze, etc.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PIPE, Eng. laid. The name of a roll in the exchequer otherwise called the 
  Great Roll. A measure containing two hogsheads; one hundred and twenty-six 
  gallons is also called a pipe. 

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