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cube

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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 and Etymology of cube

Latin cubus, from Greek kybos die, cube


First Known Use: 1551


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cube

adjective

Definition of cube

  1. :  raised to the third power



1570

First Known Use of cube

1570


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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

cubed

cubing

  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


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cube

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noun cu·be \ˈkyü-ˌbā, kyü-ˈ\

Definition of cube

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



Variants of cube

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cubé

Origin and Etymology of cube

American Spanish cubé


First Known Use: 1924



CUBE Defined for Kids

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cube

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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.>




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cube

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verb

Definition of cube for Students

cubed

cubing

  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





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