Definitions for cubeˈkyu beɪ, kyuˈbeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cubekyub(n.; v.)cubed, cub•ing.

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

    Category: Math

  2. an object, either solid or hollow, having or approximating this form:

    a sugar cube; plastic storage cubes.

  3. Category: Common Vocabulary, Photography

    Ref: flashcube .

  4. the third power of a quantity, expressed as a3=axax


    Category: Math

  5. Slang. one of a pair of dice; die.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (v.t.)to make into a cube or cubes.

  7. to cut into cubes.

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

    Category: Math

  9. to measure the cubic contents of.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  10. to tenderize (meat) by scoring the fibers in a pattern of small squares.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of cube:

1350–1400; ME cubus < L < Gk kýbos cube, die


cu•beˈkyu beɪ, kyuˈbeɪ(n.)(pl.)-bes or -bés.

or cu•bé

  1. any of several tropical plants used in making poisons.

    Category: Plants

Origin of cube:

1920–25; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cube, regular hexahedron(noun)

    a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces

  2. block, cube(noun)

    a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

  3. cube, third power(noun)

    the product of three equal terms

  4. cube(noun)

    any of several tropical American woody plants of the genus Lonchocarpus whose roots are used locally as a fish poison and commercially as a source of rotenone

  5. cube, square block(verb)

    a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube

  6. cube(verb)

    raise to the third power

  7. cube, dice(verb)

    cut into cubes

    "cube the cheese"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cube(noun)ˈkyu beɪ, kyuˈbeɪ

    a small block of substance, usually food

    ice/sugar cubes; Cut the meat into cubes.

  2. cubeˈkyu beɪ, kyuˈbeɪ

    a shape with six equal square sides

    ***Measure the volume of the cube.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cube(noun)

    a regular solid body, with six equal square sides

  2. Cube(noun)

    the product obtained by taking a number or quantity three times as a factor; as, 4x4=16, and 16x4=64, the cube of 4

  3. Cube(verb)

    to raise to the third power; to obtain the cube of


  1. Cube

    Cube is a 1997 Canadian science fiction psychological horror film, directed by Vincenzo Natali. The film was a successful product of the Canadian Film Centre's First Feature Project. The movie received a cult status for its surreal, Kafkaesque settings; it is set in identical cube-like rooms with each room being a different color, and no background story is revealed for the characters or the reason they were left in the Cube. The film also doesn't demonstrate any clear plot regarding the Cube's background, creation, purpose and its location. The timeframe of the story is also left unknown.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. cube

    1. [short for ‘cubicle’] A module in the open-plan offices used at many programming shops. “I've got the manuals in my cube.” 2. A NeXT machine (which resembles a matte-black cube).

Anagrams of cube

  1. Cebu

Translations for cube

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a solid body having six equal square faces.

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