Pipe may refer to:
* Pipe (material), a hollow cylinder following certain dimension rules
** Pipe for transporting water (Water pipe), chemical, gas and casing pipe for cables
* Pipe (smoking)
* Pipe (character) or vertical bar, the ASCII character '|'
* Pipe (Unix), a set of processes chained by their standard streams
* Pipe (unit) or butt, a cask measurement
* Jules Pipe CBE, Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney, UK
* Pipes (surname)
* Pipes (Transformers), a fictional character
* Pipe, Wisconsin
* PIPE Networks
* PIPES, a common buffer used in chemistry and biology laboratory work
* PIPE deal or private investment in public equity
* PIPE, Physical Interface for PCI Express

In music:
*Pipe (instrument), a traditional perforated wind instrument
*Bagpipe, a class of musical instrument, aerophones using enclosed reeds
**Uilleann pipes, a unique form of bagpipes originating in Ireland
**Pipes and drums or pipe bands, composed of musicians who play the Scottish and Irish bagpipes
*Pan pipes, an ancient musical instrument based on the principle of the stopped pipe
*Organ pipe, one of the tuned resonators that produces the main sound of a pipe organ
*Boatswain's pipe, also known as a bosun's whistle

Pipe may also be used for:
* Volcanic pipe, a deep, narrow cone of solidified magma
* Postpipe, archaeological remains of a timber in a posthole
* Half-pipe and quarter pipe, semi-circular ramps for performing skateboarding/snowboarding tricks
* Pipeline (computing), a set of data processing elements connected in series
** Pipeline (software), a chain of processes or other data processing entities
* Yahoo Pipes, a web service and programming interface to aggregate data feeds
* Piping bags are used to "pipe" semi-solid foods onto other foods (e.g. icing on a cake)

ee also

* Piper (disambiguation)
* Piping, the use of pipes in industry
* Pipette, used in chemistry and biology laboratory work

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  • pipe — [ pip ] n. f. • déb. XIIIe; de piper 1 ♦ Vx Pipeau. Chalumeau, tuyau. 2 ♦ Ancienne mesure de capacité. ♢ Région. Grande futaille, de capacité variable. 3 ♦ (XVe; par anal. pop.) Vx …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pipe — Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipe — [pīp] n. [ME < OE < WGmc * pipa < VL * pipa < L pipare, to cheep, chirp, peep, of echoic orig.] 1. a hollow cylinder or cone, as of reed, straw, wood, or metal, in which air vibrates to produce a musical sound, as in an organ or wind… …   English World dictionary

  • pipe — ► NOUN 1) a tube used to convey water, gas, oil, etc. 2) a device for smoking tobacco, consisting of a narrow tube that opens into a small bowl in which the tobacco is burned, the smoke being drawn through the tube to the mouth. 3) a wind… …   English terms dictionary

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  • Pipe — Pipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piping}.] 1. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe. [1913 Webster] A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes. W. Irving.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • PIPE — transaction (PIPE) USA PIPE stands for private investment in public equity. A PIPE transaction is a transaction in which a public company issues equity securities in a private placement to investors (usually at a discount to the market price of… …   Law dictionary

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