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cube

noun \ ˈkyüb \

Definition of cube

1 a : the regular solid of six equal square sides — see Volume Formulas Table
b : something shaped like a cube
  • an ice cube
c : cubicle 2
  • an office cube
2 : the product of a number multiplied by itself twice

Origin and Etymology of cube

Latin cubus, from Greek kybos die, cube


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cube

adjective

Definition of cube

: raised to the third power

First Known Use of cube

1570


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cube

verb

Definition of cube

cubed; cubing
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

cuber

noun

Examples of cube in a Sentence

  1. Cube the carrots and potatoes.

  2. three slices of bread, cubed

First Known Use of cube

1588


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cube

noun cu·be \ ˈkyü-ˌbā , kyü-ˈbā \
variants: or cubé

Definition of cube

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

Origin and Etymology of cube

American Spanish cubé



CUBE Defined for English Language Learners

cube

verb

Definition of cube for English Language Learners

  • : to cut (food) into small cubes

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


CUBE Defined for Kids

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cube

noun \ ˈkyüb \

Definition of cube for Students

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.

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cube

verb

Definition of cube for Students

cubed; cubing
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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