# 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

If your bread is fresh, cut it into cubes, place on a rack set over a baking sheet and leave it uncovered on the counter overnight.

Instant Pot delivers the silkiest bread pudding we’ve ever tried | Jessie Sheehan | December 11, 2020 | Washington PostI use leftover ice cubes from my husband's lunch cooler to save water.

Hints From Heloise: Good manners are for the road, too | Heloise Heloise | November 23, 2020 | Washington PostOff the top of his head, Jerolmack could picture a few real-world fractured rocks that didn’t look like rectangles or cubes at all but could still be classified into this larger space.

Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology | Joshua Sokol | November 19, 2020 | Quanta MagazineI then pulse the cubes in a food processor to transform them into crumbs.

Homemade, seasoned breadcrumbs add crunch and flavor to pastas, vegetables and more | Jesse Szewczyk | October 30, 2020 | Washington PostThat glycogen can run out if you work out for long enough, which is why marathon runners and other endurance athletes often choose to down a little jelly

*cube*full of carbohydrates—because it provides needed fuel for their muscles.

The squaring and the cubing of numbers are performed by the assistant behind the scenes, with the aid of logarithmic tables.

Magic, Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions Including Trick Photography | Albert A. HopkinsA class of Mathematicians still continues to publish papers and pamphlets on squaring, cubing, and trisecting.

Scientific Studies | Henry DircksSuperficial measures are derived by squaring those of length; and measures of capacity by cubing them.

Commentaries on the Laws of England | William Blackstone

## 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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