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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. i.) To become hollow in the process of solodifying; - said of an ingot, as of steel.

(2): ( n.) A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains.

(3): ( n.) 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.

(4): ( n.) A small bowl with a hollow steam, - used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.

(5): ( n.) A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.

(6): ( n.) The key or sound of the voice.

(7): ( n.) The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.

(8): ( n.) The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.

(9): ( n.) An elongated body or vein of ore.

(10): ( n.) 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.

(11): ( n.) A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it.

(12): ( n.) Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc.

(13): ( v. i.) To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.

(14): ( v. i.) To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.

(15): ( v. i.) To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle.

(16): ( v. t.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.

(17): ( v. t.) To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.

(18): ( v. t.) To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.

Smith's Bible Dictionary [2]

Pipe. (Hebrew, chalil .) The Hebrew word, so rendered, is derived from a root signifying "To Bore, Perforate", and is represented, with sufficient correctness, by the English "pipe" or "flute," as in the margin of  1 Kings 1:40. The pipe was the type of perforated wind instruments, as the harp was of stringed instruments. It was made of reed, bronze or copper. It is one of the simplest, and therefore, probably, one of the oldest, of musical Instruments.

It is associated with the tabret as an instrument of a peaceful and social character. The pipe and tabret were used at the banquets of the Hebrews,  Isaiah 5:12, and accompanied the simpler religious services, when the young prophets, returning from the high place, caught their inspiration from the harmony,  1 Samuel 10:5, or the pilgrims, on their way to the great festivals of their ritual, beguiled the weariness of the march with psalms sung to the simple music of the pipe.  Isaiah 30:29.

The sound of the pipe was, apparently, a soft wailing note, which made it appropriate to be used in mourning, and at funerals,  Matthew 9:23, and in the lament of the prophet, over the destruction of Moab.  Jeremiah 48:36. It was even used in the Temple choir, as appears from  Psalms 87:7. In later times, the funeral and death-bed were never without the professional pipers or flute-players,  Matthew 9:23, a custom which still exists. In the social and festive life of the Egyptians, the pipe played as prominent a part as among the Hebrews.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [3]

PIPE ( αὐλέω).—The verb is found only in the Gospels ( Matthew 11:17 ||  Luke 7:32), where the children say: ‘We have piped unto you and ye have not danced.’ The noun αὐλός is found in  1 Corinthians 14:7. The pipe was a wind instrument. It was perforated with two, three, or four holes, and was either single or double. The single form was played vertically or horizontally; in the latter case the word ‘flute’ would be a better rendering. The single instrument was played with two hands, the double with one hand for each pipe. Its range was naturally limited, its music monotonous. The word ’ûgâb , also translation by Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘pipe,’ in the Targums was an instrument of similar structure, and has been translated by the Vulgate organum and Authorized Version ‘organ’ ( Genesis 4:21,  Job 21:12;  Job 30:31,  Psalms 150:4).

Henry E. Dosker.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [4]

A — 1: Αὐλός (Strong'S #836 — Noun Masculine — aulos — ow-los' )

"a wind instrument," e.g., "a flute" (connected with aemi, "to blow"), occurs in  1—Corinthians 14:7 .

B — 1: Αὐλέω (Strong'S #832 — Verb — auleo — ow-leh'-o )

"to play on an aulos," is used in  Matthew 11:17;  Luke 7:32;  1—Corinthians 14:7 (2nd part).

King James Dictionary [5]

PIPE, n. 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, &c. 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, 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

1. To have a shrill sound to whistle.

PIPE, To play on a wind instrument.  1 Corinthians 14

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [6]

Chaliyl , "to bore." Representing wind instruments, as the Harp represents "stringed instruments". The pipe single or double, the flute; one of the simplest and oldest of musical instruments, the accompaniment of festivity ( 1 Kings 1:40;  Luke 7:32;  Isaiah 5:12), religious services ( 1 Samuel 10:5), and processions ( Isaiah 30:29). Also suited by its plaintive softness to mourning ( Matthew 9:23;  Jeremiah 48:36). The " Shawm " of which the clarionet is an improvement, may be from Chaliyl through the French Chalumeau , German Schalmeie .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [7]

A musical wind instrument, consisting of a tube with holes, like a flute or clarinet,  1 Samuel 10:5   1 Kings 1:40   Isaiah 5:12   30:29   Jeremiah 48:36   Matthew 9:23 . The double pipe had two tubes, uniting in the mouthpiece; the tube played with the left hand emitting a few deep sounds, and serving as a base. The Scotch Deputation of Inquiry speak of overtaking among the hills of Judea "an Arab playing with all his might upon a shepherd's pipe made of two reeds. This was the first time we had seen any marks of joy in the land, for certainly all joy in darkened, the mirth of the land is gone,'"  Isaiah 24:11 . See Music

Morrish Bible Dictionary [8]

The simplest of musical instruments, often made of a reed, with holes to vary the notes. They were sometimes double, as seen on the Egyptian monuments, and in present use in Egypt: a number of them fastened together was called an 'organ.'  1 Samuel 10:5;  1 Kings 1:40;  Isaiah 5:12;  Isaiah 30:29;  Jeremiah 48:36;  Ezekiel 28:13;  1 Corinthians 14:7 .

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [9]

 Zechariah 4:12 (c) We may take this to be a symbol of the ministering Christian who, by faith and prayer, is joined with the resources of Heaven. GOD brings these down to the hearts of men for their help, comfort and encouragement. Each Christian should be a golden pipe to transfer Heaven's assets to man's necessities. He should make this pipe as large as possible.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [10]

 1 Samuel 10:5 1 Kings 1:40 Isaiah 5:12 30:29 Amos 6:5  Matthew 11:17 1 Corinthians 14:7

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [11]

PIPE . See Music, etc., § 4 (2) ( a ).

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [12]