cube

noun (1)
\ˈkyüb \

Definition of cube 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1a : the regular solid of six equal square sides — see Volume Formulas Table

b : something shaped like a cube an ice cube

c : cubicle sense 2 an office cube

2 : the product of a number multiplied by itself twice

cube

adjective

Definition of cube (Entry 2 of 4)

: raised to the third power

cube

verb
cubed; cubing

Definition of cube (Entry 3 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to raise to the third power

2 : to form into a cube

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

cube

noun (2)
cu·be | \ˈkyü-ˌbā, kyü-ˈbā \
variants: or cubé

Definition of cube (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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Other Words from cube

Verb

cuber noun

Examples of cube in a Sentence

Verb

Cube the carrots and potatoes. three slices of bread, cubed

First Known Use of cube

Noun (1)

1551, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1570, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cube

Noun (1)

Latin cubus, from Greek kybos die, cube

Noun (2)

American Spanish cubé

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cube

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cube

: to cut (food) into small cubes

mathematics : to multiply (a number) by itself twice

cube

noun
\ˈkyüb \

Kids Definition of cube

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a solid body having six equal square sides

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

cube

verb
cubed; cubing

Kids Definition of cube (Entry 2 of 2)

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

2 : to cut food into solid squares

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