Meaning of CUBE in English
/ kjuːb; NAmE / noun , verb
a solid or hollow figure with six equal square sides
a piece of sth, especially food, with six sides :
Cut the meat into cubes.
—see also ice cube , stock cube , sugar cube
( 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 ]
[ usually passive ] ( mathematics ) to multiply a number by itself twice :
10 cubed is 1 000
to cut food into cubes
mid 16th cent.: from Old French , or via Latin from Greek kubos .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005