What does cube mean?

Definitions for cubeˈkyu beɪ, kyuˈbeɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cube.

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"

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

  4. Origin: [F. cube, L. cubus, fr. Gr. a cube, a cubical die.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cube

    kūb, n. a solid body having six equal square faces, a solid square: the third power of a number, as—2 × 2 × 2 = 8.—v.t. to raise to the third power.—ns. Cū′bage, Cubā′tion, Cū′bature, the act of finding the solid or cubic content of a body: the result thus found.—adjs. Cū′bic, -al, pertaining to a cube: of the third power or degree: solid.—adv. Cū′bically.—n. Cū′bicalness, state or quality of being cubical.—adjs. Cū′biform; Cū′boid, Cuboid′al, resembling a cube in shape.—Cube root, the number or quantity that produces a given cube by being raised to the third power—thus 2 is the cube root of 8. [Fr.,—L. cubus—Gr. kybos, a die.]

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).

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  1. CUBE

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cube in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cube in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jack Ting:

    In this one (Farm Cube), the one cycle, around six weeks, 200 pieces or 100 pieces depending on different vegetables.

  2. Jay Abiona:

    If I were a toy, I would be a Rubik's Cube since I am from the 80's and have a very colorful personality. I am complex, challenging, complicated, sometimes frustrating but oh so pleasurable when you figure me out!

  3. Tom Zegan:

    A Soulution to Rubik's Cube is not a series of individual good guesses, each surmounting move has twelve to one odds against success. It is a series of perplexed movements or algorithms that form a coherent method of returning back to it's original (correct) state.

  4. Stuart Ringholt:

    It seems absurd to bring a bunch of beautifully dressed people into the gallery when we can bring in a bunch of nude people, we seem to forget the nude is really important to art history. The museum in itself is reductive -- we have the idea of the white cube but why have we then reduced the viewer through their clothing?

  5. Mark Rappolt:

    It's partly about breaking away from the conventional gallery model which is sort of a slightly oppressive white-cube space that could be in any place almost at any time and moving toward a series of galleries that are specific to their content, it's a departure from the sort of very forbidding gallery that we're used to.

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