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cube

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[ kyoob ]
/ kyub /
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noun
verb (used with object), cubed, cub·ing.
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Origin of cube

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English cubus, from Latin, from Greek kýbos “cube, die”

OTHER WORDS FROM cube

cuber, noun

Other definitions for cube (2 of 2)

cube2
[ kyoo-bey ]
/ ˈkyu beɪ /

noun
any of several tropical plants of the legume family that are used in making fish poisons and insecticides.
Also cu·bé [kyoo-bey]. /kyuˈbeɪ/.

Origin of cube

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First recorded in 1920–25; from Latin American Spanish cubé; further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for cube (1 of 2)

cube1
/ (kjuːb) /

noun
a solid having six plane square faces in which the angle between two adjacent sides is a right angle
the product of three equal factors: the cube of 2 is 2 × 2 × 2 (usually written 2³)
something in the form of a cubea bath cube
verb

Derived forms of cube

cuber, noun

Word Origin for cube

C16: from Latin cubus die, cube, from Greek kubos

British Dictionary definitions for cube (2 of 2)

cube2
/ (ˈkjuːbeɪ) /

noun
any of various tropical American plants, esp any of the leguminous genus Lonchocarpus, the roots of which yield rotenone
an extract from the roots of these plants: a fish poison and insecticide

Word Origin for cube

American Spanish cubé, of unknown origin
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Scientific definitions for cube

cube
[ kyōōb ]

Verb
To multiply a number or a quantity by itself three times; raise to the third power. For example, five cubed is 5 X 5 X 5.
Noun
The product that results when a number or quantity is cubed. For example, the cube of 5 is 125.
A solid having six equal square faces or sides.
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