cube

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A cube

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French cube, from Latin cubus, from Ancient Greek κύβος (kúbos).

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Noun[edit]

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
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  • (geometry: polyhedron having of six identical square faces): hexahedron, cuboid
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cube (third-person singular simple present cubes, present participle cubing, simple 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.
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  • (to cut into cubes): dice
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipped form of cubicle (with intentional reference to their common shape per cube, etymology 1), which from Latin cubiculum (a small bedchamber or lounge), from cubare (to lie down).

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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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubus, from Ancient Greek κύβος (kúbos).

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cube m (plural cubes)

  1. cube

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cube f

  1. Feminine plural form of cubo

Latin[edit]

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cube

  1. vocative singular of cubus

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cube

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of cubar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of cubar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of cubar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of cubar