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
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.
A female black bear and her three cubs went from foraging nuisances to possible educational ambassadors.
In one of the most recent arrests, police seized two frozen tigers cubs, four lion pelts, and nearly 80 pounds of rhino horns in raids conducted across the country’s capital, Hanoi.
The world-famous zoo houses more than 7,000 animals, including a super-cute polar-bear cub born in November.
This month, state wildlife officials announced plans to capture and euthanize a mother bear and three cubs that have been spotted roaming near Dartmouth College for food.
A true story of survival, Fiona was orphaned as a cub after poachers killed her mother and their hunting dogs left her with serious injuries.
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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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