cuboid

1 of 2

adjective

cu·​boid ˈkyü-ˌbȯid How to pronounce cuboid (audio)
1
: approximately cubical in shape
2
: relating to or being the cuboid

cuboid

2 of 2

noun

: the outermost bone in the distal row of tarsal bones of many higher vertebrates

Examples of cuboid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
This place exists in autonomy, in relief, a dry, febrile land of cuboid houses and scrawled horizons. Maya Boyd, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Aug. 2022 The hefty hardback, which weighs nearly eight pounds, comprises 222 pages and more than 125 illustrations dedicated to LV’s iconic cuboid creations. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 July 2022 On the north side of Independence Square, in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, is the House of Government—a row of cuboid white buildings, each with a checkerboard of identical black windows. Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 Jones tottered through the wetlands in hip waders, holding high a cuboid plastic container tall enough to enclose the towering tule plants. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Dec. 2021 In three dimensions, meanwhile, exceptions to the cuboid rule were rare enough. Quanta Magazine, 19 Nov. 2020 Any chip is going to be approximately cuboid-shaped—again, see that Facebook pic—and would have to be small enough to pass through the needle. James Heathers, The Atlantic, 3 June 2021 Yet Pattison’s reporting and prose bring the readers into the excitement of scenes that turn on these details, such as when White and his colleagues realize that all human species, new and old, seem to have a facet in their cuboid foot bone. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Dec. 2020 Working with János Török, a specialist in computer simulations, and Ferenc Kun, an expert on fragmentation physics, Domokos found that cuboid averages showed up in rock types like gypsum and limestone as well. Quanta Magazine, 19 Nov. 2020
Noun
The researchers first ran simulations to collect a large volume of touch data as a virtual robot hand practiced rotating objects, including balls, irregular cuboids and cylinders. Ananya, Scientific American, 28 June 2023 The stocky white cuboid resembles Star Wars' R2D2 robot in its build, but has the wide-eyed expression of Pixar's WALL-E. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 1 Sep. 2022 The new satellite is a 2.5-meter-long metallic cuboid weighing 640 kilograms. Sofia Moutinho, Science | AAAS, 26 Feb. 2021 This cuboid has an equal length and width of 6-inches (15cm) and stands 11.625-inches (29.5cm) high. Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 28 Sep. 2020 The interior of the flats was revealed, each a tiny different colored cuboid. Sam Rigby, Quartz, 2 Nov. 2019

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'cuboid.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuboid was circa 1828

Dictionary Entries Near cuboid

Cite this Entry

“Cuboid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuboid. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

cuboid

1 of 2 adjective
cu·​boid ˈkyü-ˌbȯid How to pronounce cuboid (audio)
1
: relating to or being the cuboid
the cuboid bone
2
: shaped approximately like a cube

cuboid

2 of 2 noun
: the outermost bone in the distal row of tarsal bones of the foot that supports the fourth and fifth metatarsals

More from Merriam-Webster on cuboid

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!