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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.

**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 2

^{3})

**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]## cube^{1}

(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.

**3.**flashcube.

**4.**the third power of a quantity, expressed as

*a*

^{3}=

*a*x

*a*x 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.*

## cu•be^{2}

## 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 |
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cube |

cube |

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Noun | 1. | cube - a hexahedron with six equal squares as facesideal 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 congruent tesseract - the four-dimensional analogue of a cube quadrate - a cubelike object |

2. | cube - a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sidesgoldbrick - a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not solid - a three-dimensional shape | |

3. | cube - the product of three equal termsnumber - 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 flowers | |

5. | cube - a block in the (approximate) shape of a cubeblock - 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 numbers ice 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 calculations multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" |

2. | cube - cut into cubes; "cube the cheese"cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope" |

Translations

**куб**

**kostka**

**krychle**

**nakrájet na kostky**

**třetí mocnina**

**umocnit na třetí**

**terning**

**tredie potens**

**kubiktal**

**kubus**

**kubo**

**kuup**

**مکعب**

**kuutio**

**kuutioida**

**kocka**

**köb**

**köbre emel**

**kocka**

**hefja í òriîja veldi**

**skera í tenginga**

**teningur**

**verpill, òríveldistala**

**立方体**

**정육면체**

**cubus**

**kubas**

**kubinė šaknis**

**kubinis**

**kubinis centimetras**

**kubo formos**

**kubs**

**sagriezt kubiciņos**

**kāpināt kubā**

**cub**

**kocka**

**umocniť na tretiu**

**kocka**

**kub**

**kub**

**tärna**

**tärning**

**block**

**ลูกบาศก์**

**hình lập phương**

## cube

*n*

*vt*

## cube

:**cube root**

**cube sugar**

## cube

[kjuːb]## 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 = 4

^{3}= 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.

**ˈcubic**

*adjective*

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

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