- The definition of a cube is a three-dimensional square with six equal sides.
- An example of a cube is a piece of cheese with six square sides.
- An example of a cube is a piece of ice.
- Cube, short for cubical, is defined as an office work space.
An example of a cube is a three-sided space with a desk and short walls.
- To cube is to cut something into a three-dimensional square.
An example of cube is to cut a vegetable into a square-sided shape.
- To cube is defined as to raise a number to the third power.
An example of cube is to take the number 3 to the third power; to cube it to 27.
- a solid with six equal, square sides
- anything having more or less this shape: an ice cube
- the product obtained by multiplying a given number or quantity by its square; third power: the cube of 3 is 27 (3 × 3 × 3)
Origin of cubeFrench from Classical Latin cubus from Classical Greek kybos, a cube, die, vertebra from Indo-European base an unverified form keu(b)-, to bend, turn from source hip, hive, Classical Latin cubare, to lie down
transitive verbcubed, cub′ing
- to raise to the third power; obtain the cube of (a number or quantity)
- to cut or shape into cubes; dice: cube the vegetables
- to score (meat) in a crisscross pattern in order to tenderize it
- to measure the cubic content of
Origin of cubefrom Spanish quibey from native name
- Mathematics A regular solid having six congruent square faces.
- a. Something having the general shape of a cube: a cube of sugar.b. A cubicle, used for work or study.
- Mathematics The third power of a number or quantity.
- cubes Slang Cubic inches. Used especially of an internal combustion engine.
transitive verbcubed, cub·ing, cubes
- Mathematics To raise (a quantity or number) to the third power.
- To determine the cubic contents of.
- To form or cut into cubes: The cook cubed some potatoes.
- To tenderize (meat) by breaking the fibers with superficial cuts in a pattern of squares.
Origin of cubeFrench from Latin cubus from Greek kubos N., sense 2b, short for cubicle
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.
- (geometry) A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.
- Any object more or less in the form of a cube.
- a sugar cube
- a stock cube
- (mathematics) The third power of a number, value, term or expression.
- the cube of 2 is 8
- (computing) A data structure consisting of a three-dimensional array; a data cube
(third-person singular simple present cubes, present participle cubing, simple past and past participle cubed)
- (arithmetic) To raise to the third power; to determine the result of multiplying by itself twice.
- Three cubed can be written as 33, and equals twenty-seven.
- To form into the shape of a cube.
- To cut into cubes.
- Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.
- (UK) to use a Rubik's cube.
- He likes to cube now and then.
From Old French cube, from Latin cubus, from Ancient Greek κύβος (kubos).
- A cubicle, especially one of those found in offices.
- My co-worker annoys me by throwing things over the walls of my cube.