# cube

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a solid bounded by six equal squares, the angle between any two adjacent faces being a right angle.

an object, either solid or hollow, having this form or a form approximating it: a cube of cheese; plastic storage cubes.

sugar cube.

Mathematics. the third power of a quantity, expressed as a3 = a·a·a.

Informal. cubic inch, especially as a measure of the displacement of an automotive engine: a new sports car with 350 cubes.

Slang. one of a pair of dice; die.

Slang. a person who is unaware of or unfamiliar with current ideas, opinions, trends, etc.; square.

to make into a cube or cubes.

to cut into cubes.

Mathematics. to raise to the third power.

to measure the cubic contents of.

to tenderize (a thin cut or slice of meat) by scoring the fibers in a pattern of squares.

## Origin of cube

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## Other words from cube

- cuber, noun

## Other definitions for cube (2 of 2)

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any of several tropical plants of the legume family that are used in making fish poisons and insecticides.

## Origin of cube

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- Also cu·bé [kyoo-bey]. /kyuˈbeɪ/.

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## How to use cube in a sentence

A quarter-cup of ketchup helps coat crunchy cubes of tofu in a tangy, sweet, spicy and bright red-orange sauce.

The secret ingredient in these 5 recipes? Ketchup! | Kari Sonde | January 14, 2021 | Washington PostHe showed, among other things, that to find the roots of any sixth-degree polynomial equation, you only need the usual arithmetic operations, some square and

*cube*roots, and an algebraic formula that depends on only two parameters.Mathematicians Resurrect Hilbert’s 13th Problem | Stephen Ornes | January 14, 2021 | Quanta MagazineImagine an ant on one corner of a

*cube*who wants to get to the opposite corner.You knew you were at one that really cared about details when you got a drink containing one of those hand-chiseled, perfectly sized for the glass, crystal-clear ice cubes.

Smaller bowl, same punch: Scaling down New Year’s drinks for one or two | M. Carrie Allan | December 18, 2020 | Washington PostThey’re also like shape-shifting mega-Rubik’s cubes in that their 3D structure can change depending on the state of the body.

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## British Dictionary definitions for cube (1 of 2)

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/ (kjuːb) /

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 cube: a bath cube

to raise (a number or quantity) to the third power

(tr) to measure the cubic contents of

(tr) to make, shape, or cut (something, esp food) into cubes

(tr) US and Canadian to tenderize (meat) by scoring into squares or by pounding with a device which has a surface of metal cubes

## Origin of cube

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## Derived forms of cube

- cuber, noun

## British Dictionary definitions for cube (2 of 2)

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/ (ˈkjuːbeɪ) /

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

## Origin of cube

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## Scientific definitions for cube

[ kyōōb ]

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.

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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