Meaning of CUBE in English

CUBE

/ kjuːb; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a solid or hollow figure with six equal square sides

2.

a piece of sth, especially food, with six sides :

Cut the meat into cubes.

—see also ice cube , stock cube , sugar cube

3.

( mathematics ) the number that you get when you multiply a number by itself twice :

The cube of 5 (5 3 ) is 125 (5×5×5).

■ verb [ vn ]

1.

[ usually passive ] ( mathematics ) to multiply a number by itself twice :

10 cubed is 1 000

2.

to cut food into cubes

SYN dice

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 16th cent.: from Old French , or via Latin from Greek kubos .

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