Definition of cub
1a : a young carnivorous mammal (such as a bear, fox, or lion)b : a young shark
2 : a young person
3 : apprentice; especially : an inexperienced newspaper reporter
Examples of cub in a Sentence
the kind of big story that can propel a cub reporter into the stratosphere of the newspaper world
assigned to teach a bunch of young cubs how to play baseball
Recent Examples of cub from the Web
Thanks to this technology, KopeLion knows the nursing lioness is Nosikitok, a big cat who gave birth to three cubs of her own in June.
Such mirth has not been seen since Mufasa and Sarabi themselves announced Simba to the Pride Lands, except this time there are not one, but two, new cubs babies.
Coca-Cola raised $2 million for arctic polar bears and decorated the website for the habitat preservation campaign with an adorable picture of a cub.
A multi-cam view of bear activity is also available on the Explore.org website, proving that nonstop images of adorable bear cubs frolicking in unspoiled nature is hypnotically soothing.
As the bear waded into the water, the cubs likely scrambled onto its back to follow.
Park authorities said one of the lynxes, a female called Homer, died as a consequence of the stress after workers tried to get her and other adults and cubs out of a breeding center close to Donana.
Attacks by brown or grizzly bears are far more common, particularly in defensive actions such as when a female bear is protecting her cubs, experts said.
Disney symbolized the circle of life with a lion cub being held aloft by a monkey.
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CUB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cub for English Language Learners
: a young animal that eats meat
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