[ kyoob ]
/ kyub /


verb (used with object), cubed, cub·ing.

Nearby words

  1. cubature,
  2. cubba,
  3. cubbena,
  4. cubby,
  5. cubbyhole,
  6. cube farm,
  7. cube root,
  8. cube steak,
  9. cube van,
  10. cubeb

Origin of cube

1350–1400; Middle English cubus < Latin < Greek kýbos cube, die

Related formscub·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cubing

British Dictionary definitions for cubing


/ (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 cubea bath cube


Derived Formscuber, noun

Word Origin for cube

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


/ (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

Word Origin for cube

American Spanish cubé, of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for cubing
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Science definitions for cubing


[ 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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