Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

cube

play
noun \ˈkyüb\

Definition of cube

  1. 1 a :  the regular solid of six equal square sides — see volume table b :  something shaped like a cube <an ice cube> c :  cubicle 2 <an office cube>

  2. 2 :  the product of a number multiplied by itself twice



Origin of cube

Latin cubus, from Greek kybos die, cube


First Known Use: 1551

Rhymes with cube


2

cube

adjective

Definition of cube

  1. :  raised to the third power



1570

First Known Use of cube

1570

Rhymes with cube

abbé, affray, agley, airplay, airway, aisleway, all-day, allay, allée, Angers, Anhui, archway, array, ashtray, assay, astray, Augier, away, aweigh, backstay, ballet, base pay, bat ray, beignet, belay, beltway, benday, beret, betray, bewray, bidet, bikeway, birthday, Biscay, Bizet, blasé, bobstay, Bombay, Bossuet, bouchée, bouclé, boule, bouquet, Bourget, bourrée, breezeway, Bouvet, Broadway, buffet, byplay, byway, cachet, café, cahier, Cambay, Cathay, causeway, chaîné, chalet, chambray, chassé, child's play, ciré, cliché, congé, convey, co-pay, Corday, corvée, coudé, coupé, crawlway, crochet, croquet, crossway, curé, cy pres, DA, daresay, D-day, death ray, decay, deejay, defray, delay, dengue, dismay, display, distrait, DJ, donnée, doomsday, doorway, dossier, downplay, dragée, driveway, duvet, Earl Grey, embay, épée, essay, estray, Ewe, fair play, fairway, Feuillet, field day, filé, filet, fillet, fireclay, fishway, flambé, flight pay, floodway, flyway, folkway, footway, foray, force play, forebay, foreplay, forestay, formée, forte, fouetté, foul play, Fouquet, four-way, fourchée, foyer, franglais, frappé, freeway, Friday, frieze, fumet, gainsay, Galway, gamay, gangway, gateway, gelée, give way, glacé, godet, gourmet, Green Bay, greenway, guideway, gunplay, hair spray, halfway, hallway, Hannay, harm's way, hatchway, headway, hearsay, Hebei, Hefei, heyday, highway, hold sway, homestay, hooray, horseplay, Hubei, in play, in re, inlay, inveigh, Islay, issei, jackstay, James Bay, jennet, jeté, Jetway, Jolliet, keyway, Kobe, koine, kouprey, lamé, laneway, lay day, leeway, lifeway, Lomé, Lord's day, lwei, lycée, M-day, maguey, mainstay, make hay, Malay, malgré, man-day, Mande, Manet, manqué, margay, massé, match play, maté, May Day, Medway, melee, meze, midday, midway, Midway, Millay, Millet, mislay, misplay, moiré, Monday, Monet, Mornay, name day, Niamey, nisei, noonday, Norway, nosegay, obey, OK, olé, ombré, one-way, osprey, Otway, outlay, outré, outstay, outweigh, oyez, PA, parfait, parkway, parlay, parquet, partway, passé, pâté, pathway, pavé, payday, pearl gray, per se, pince-nez, pipe clay, piqué, piquet, pith ray, PK, plié, plissé, pommée, Pompeii, portray, prepay, projet, pulque, puree, purvey, quale, Quesnay, raceway, Rahway, railway, rappee, red bay, relay, repay, replay, risqué, roadway, Roget, role-play, ropeway, rosé, rosebay, Roubaix, roué, routeway, runway, sachet, saint's day, Salé, sansei, sashay, sauté, screenplay, scrub jay, seaway, Shark Bay, shar-pei, shipway, short-day, sick bay, sick day, sick pay, sideway, skyway, slideway, slipway, sluiceway, soigné, soiree, someday, someway, soothsay, soufflé, speedway, spillway, squeeze play, stairway, sternway, stingray, straightway, strathspey, stroke play, subway, Sunday, survey, sweet bay, swordplay, tea tray, tempeh, thoughtway, thruway, Thursday, tideway, today, Tokay, tollway, Torbay, touché, toupee, trackway, tramway, Tuesday, Twelfth Day, two-way, unlay, unsay, valet, V-day, veejay, vide, visé, Vouvray, walkway, waylay, Wednesday, weekday, white way, windway, wood ray, wordplay, workday


3

cube

verb,

Simple Definition of cube

  • : to cut (food) into small cubes

  • mathematics : to multiply (a number) by itself twice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cube

cubedcubing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to raise to the third power

  3. 2 :  to form into a cube

  4. 3 :  to cut partly through (a steak) in a checkered pattern to increase tenderness by breaking the fibers

cuber noun

Examples of cube in a sentence

  1. Cube the carrots and potatoes.

  2. three slices of bread, cubed



1588

First Known Use of cube

1588


4

cube

noun cu·be \ˈkyü-ˌbā, kyü-ˈ\

Definition of cube

  1. :  any of several tropical American plants (genus Lonchocarpus) furnishing rotenone



Variants of cube

or cubé play \ˈkyü-ˌbā, kyü-ˈ\

Origin of cube

American Spanish cubé


First Known Use: 1924



CUBE Defined for Kids

1

cube

play
noun \ˈkyüb\

Definition of cube for Students

  1. 1 :  a solid body having six equal square sides

  2. 2 :  the product obtained by multiplying the square of a number by the number itself <The number 27 is the cube of 3.>




2

cube

play
verb

Definition of cube for Students

cubedcubing

  1. 1 :  to take (a number) as a factor three times <The number 3 cubed is 27.>

  2. 2 :  to cut food into solid squares





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cube? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of perception or understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce soothe disapprove perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ