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cube
To calculate the volume of a cube, multiply the length of an edge of the cube by itself twice. The volume of this cube is 125 cubic feet.

## cube

(kyo͞ob)
n.
1. Mathematics A regular solid having six congruent square faces.
2.
a. Something having the general shape of a cube: a cube of sugar.
b. A cubicle, used for work or study.
3. Mathematics The third power of a number or quantity.
4. cubes Slang Cubic inches. Used especially of an internal combustion engine.
tr.v. cubed, cub·ing, cubes
1. Mathematics To raise (a quantity or number) to the third power.
2. To determine the cubic contents of.
3. To form or cut into cubes: The cook cubed some potatoes.
4. To tenderize (meat) by breaking the fibers with superficial cuts in a pattern of squares.

[French, from Latin cubus, from Greek kubos. N., sense 2b, short for cubicle.]

cub′er n.

## cube

(kjuːb)
n
1. (Mathematics) a solid having six plane square faces in which the angle between two adjacent sides is a right angle
2. (Mathematics) the product of three equal factors: the cube of 2 is 2 × 2 × 2 (usually written 23)
3. something in the form of a cube: a bath cube.
vb
4. (Mathematics) to raise (a number or quantity) to the third power
5. (Mathematics) (tr) to measure the cubic contents of
6. (tr) to make, shape, or cut (something, esp food) into cubes
7. (Cookery) (tr) US and Canadian to tenderize (meat) by scoring into squares or by pounding with a device which has a surface of metal cubes
[C16: from Latin cubus die, cube, from Greek kubos]
ˈcuber n

## cube

(ˈkjuːbeɪ)
n
1. (Plants) any of various tropical American plants, esp any of the leguminous genus Lonchocarpus, the roots of which yield rotenone
2. (Biochemistry) an extract from the roots of these plants: a fish poison and insecticide
[American Spanish cubé, of unknown origin]

## cube1

(kyub)

n., v. cubed, cub•ing. n.
1. a solid bounded by six equal squares, the angle between any two adjacent faces being a right angle.
2. an object, either solid or hollow, having or approximating this form: a sugar cube; plastic storage cubes.
4. the third power of a quantity, expressed as a3=axax a.
5. Slang. one of a pair of dice; die.
v.t.
6. to make into a cube or cubes.
7. to cut into cubes.
8. to raise (a quantity or number) to the third power.
9. to measure the cubic contents of.
10. to tenderize (meat) by scoring the fibers in a pattern of small squares.
[1350–1400; Middle English cubus < Latin < Greek kýbos cube, die]
cub′er, n.

## or cu•bé

(ˈkyu beɪ, kyuˈbeɪ)

n., pl. -bes or -bés.
any of several tropical plants used in making poisons.
[1920–25; orig. uncertain]

## cube

(kyo͞ob)
Verb
To multiply a number or a quantity by itself three times; raise to the third power. For example, five cubed is 5 × 5 × 5.
Noun
1. The product that results when a number or quantity is cubed.
2. A solid having six equal square faces or sides.

## cube

Past participle: cubed
Gerund: cubing

Imperative
cube
cube
Present
I cube
you cube
he/she/it cubes
we cube
you cube
they cube
Preterite
I cubed
you cubed
he/she/it cubed
we cubed
you cubed
they cubed
Present Continuous
I am cubing
you are cubing
he/she/it is cubing
we are cubing
you are cubing
they are cubing
Present Perfect
I have cubed
you have cubed
he/she/it has cubed
we have cubed
you have cubed
they have cubed
Past Continuous
I was cubing
you were cubing
he/she/it was cubing
we were cubing
you were cubing
they were cubing
Past Perfect
Future
I will cube
you will cube
he/she/it will cube
we will cube
you will cube
they will cube
Future Perfect
I will have cubed
you will have cubed
he/she/it will have cubed
we will have cubed
you will have cubed
they will have cubed
Future Continuous
I will be cubing
you will be cubing
he/she/it will be cubing
we will be cubing
you will be cubing
they will be cubing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cubing
you have been cubing
he/she/it has been cubing
we have been cubing
you have been cubing
they have been cubing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cubing
you will have been cubing
he/she/it will have been cubing
we will have been cubing
you will have been cubing
they will have been cubing
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would cube
you would cube
he/she/it would cube
we would cube
you would cube
they would cube
Past Conditional
I would have cubed
you would have cubed
he/she/it would have cubed
we would have cubed
you would have cubed
they would have cubed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 cube - a hexahedron with six equal squares as facesregular hexahedronideal solid, Platonic body, Platonic solid, regular convex polyhedron, regular convex solid, regular polyhedron - any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruenttesseract - the four-dimensional analogue of a cubequadrate - a cubelike object 2 cube - a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sidesblockgoldbrick - a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is notsolid - a three-dimensional shape 3 cube - the product of three equal termsthird powernumber - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence" 4 cube - any of several tropical American woody plants of the genus Lonchocarpus whose roots are used locally as a fish poison and commercially as a source of rotenonegenus Lonchocarpus, Lonchocarpus - genus of chiefly tropical American shrubs and trees having pinnate leaves and red or white flowerssubshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base 5 cube - a block in the (approximate) shape of a cubesquare blockblock - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"dice, die - a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbersice cube - a small cube of artificial ice; used for cooling drinks Verb 1 cube - raise to the third powerarithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculationsmultiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" 2 cube - cut into cubes; "cube the cheese"dicecut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
Translations
مَكَعَّبمُكْعَبمُكعَب، تَكْعيبييَصوغ عَلى شَكْل مُكعَبيُكعـب
куб
kostkakrychlenakrájet na kostkytřetí mocninaumocnit na třetí
terningtredie potenskubiktalkubus
kubo
kuup
مکعب
kuutiokuutioida
kocka
köbköbre emelkocka
hefja í òriîja veldiskera í tengingateningurverpill, òríveldistala

정육면체
cubus
kubssagriezt kubiciņoskāpināt kubā
cub
kockaumocniť na tretiu
kockakub
kubtärnatärningblock
ลูกบาศก์
küpküpüküpünü almakkuşbaşı yapmak
hình lập phương

## cube

[kjuːb]
A. N
1. (= solid) → cubo m; [of sugar] → ; [of ice] → ; [of cheese] → dado m, cubito m
2. (= number) the cube of fourcuatro (elevado) al cubo
B. VT (Math) →
C. CPD cube root N (Math) →

## cube

[ˈkjuːb]
n
(GEOMETRY)cube m
[bread, cheese] → cube m; [meat] → ice cube, sugar cube
vt (MATHEMATICS) [+ number] → cube root n

## cube

n
(= shape, object)Würfel m
(Math: = power of three) → dritte Potenz; the cube of 3 is 27die dritte Potenz von 3 ist 27, 3 hoch 3 ist 27
vt
(Math) → in die dritte Potenz erheben, hoch 3 nehmen; four cubedvier hoch drei
(Cook) →

:
cube root
nKubikwurzel f
cube sugar

## cube

[kjuːb]
1. ncubo; (of sugar) →
to cut into cubes → tagliare a cubetti
2. vt (Math) →

## cube

(kjuːb) noun
1. a solid body having six equal square faces.
2. the result of multiplying a number by itself twice. The cube of 4 = 4  4  4 = 43 = 64.
verb
1. to calculate the cube of (a number). If you cube 2, you will get the answer 8.
2. to make into a cube or cubes. She cubed the beef.
shaped like a cube.
cube root
the number of which a given number is the cube. The cube root of 64 is 4.
cubic centimetre abbreviation ( cc), metre etc
the volume of, or the volume equivalent to, a cube whose sides measure one centimetre, metre etc. This jug holds 500 cubic centimetres.

## cube

kostka terning kuutio kocka 立方体 정육면체 kub ลูกบาศก์ hình lập phương
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So warnd he them aware themselves, and soon In order, quit of all impediment; Instant without disturb they took Allarm, And onward move Embattelld; when behold Not distant far with heavie pace the Foe Approaching gross and huge; in hollow Cube Training his devilish Enginrie, impal'd On every side with shaddowing Squadrons Deep, To hide the fraud.
Well, that is my fate: and it is as natural for us Flatlanders to lock up a Square for preaching the Third Dimension, as it is for you Spacelanders to lock up a Cube for preaching the Fourth.
Nor, having only length, breadth, and thickness, can a cube have a real existence.
Honeychurch had affected the cube, because it gave him the most accommodation for his money, and the only addition made by his widow had been a small turret, shaped like a rhinoceros' horn, where she could sit in wet weather and watch the carts going up and down the road.
The amusingly varied crests of these beautiful edifices were the product of the same art as the simple roofs which they overshot, and were, actually, only a multiplication of the square or the cube of the same geometrical figure.
I had to summon a good deal of courage to take a student who had been studying cube root and "banking and discount," and explain to him that the wisest thing for him to do first was thoroughly master the multiplication table.
He had seen too much of life, and his mind was too matured, to be wholly content with fractions, cube root, parsing, and analysis; and there were times when their conversation turned on other themes - the last poetry he had read, the latest poet she had studied.
Do you know that they talk of putting in over his head that solid lump of foolishness, that cube of idiocy, Baudoyer?
They have likewise discovered two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars; whereof the innermost is distant from the centre of the primary planet exactly three of his diameters, and the outermost, five; the former revolves in the space of ten hours, and the latter in twenty-one and a half; so that the squares of their periodical times are very near in the same proportion with the cubes of their distance from the centre of Mars; which evidently shows them to be governed by the same law of gravitation that influences the other heavenly bodies.
The mosaic pictures in the dome were huge, and were made of thousands and thousands of cubes of glass as large as the end of my little finger, but those pictures looked smooth, and gaudy of color, and in good proportion to the dome.
Nearly the whole population encamps on the bank of the river, and the people are employed in drawing out the salt in bullock-waggons, This salt is crystallized in great cubes, and is remarkably pure: Mr.
After plane geometry, I said, we proceeded at once to solids in revolution, instead of taking solids in themselves; whereas after the second dimension the third, which is concerned with cubes and dimensions of depth, ought to have followed.

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