Definition of cube
1a : the regular solid of six equal square sides — see volume tableb : 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
First Known Use: 1551
cube
Definition of cube
: raised to the third power
1570
First Known Use of cube
1570
cube
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
nounExamples of cube in a sentence
Cube the carrots and potatoes.
three slices of bread, cubed
1588
First Known Use of cube
1588
Definition of cube
: any of several tropical American plants (genus Lonchocarpus) furnishing rotenone
Variants of cube
cubé
Origin and Etymology of cube
American Spanish cubé
First Known Use: 1924
CUBE Defined for English Language Learners
cube
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
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.>
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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