Pronunciation Noun

cube (plural cubes)

  1. (geometry) A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.
  2. Any object more or less in the form of a cube.
    a sugar cube
    a stock cube
  3. (mathematics) The third power of a number, value, term or expression.
    the cube of 2 is 8
  4. (computing) A data structure consisting of a three-dimensional array; a data cube
  • (geometry: polyhedron having of six identical square faces) regular hexahedron (rare)
  • (object in the form of a cube) block, brick, die, square block
  • (number raised to the third power) third power
Translations Translations Translations Verb

cube (cubes, present participle cubing; past and past participle cubed)

  1. (transitive, arithmetic) To raise to the third power; to determine the result of multiplying by itself twice.
    Three cubed can be written as 33, and equals twenty-seven.
  2. (transitive) To form into the shape of a cube.
  3. (transitive) To cut into cubes.
    Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.
  4. (UK) to use a Rubik's cube.
    He likes to cube now and then.
  • (to cut into cubes) dice
  • Italian: elevare al cubo, (potenza) elevare alla terza
  • Portuguese: cubar, elevar ao cubo, elevar à terceira potência, cubar
  • Russian: возводи́ть в куб
  • Portuguese: dar forma de cubo a
Translations Related terms Noun

cube (plural cubes)

  1. A cubicle, especially one of those found in offices.
    My co-worker annoys me by throwing things over the walls of my cube.

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