# cube

## English

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### Etymology 1

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

#### 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
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
5. A Rubik's cube style puzzle, not necessarily in the shape of a cube
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#### Verb

cube (third-person singular simple present cubes, present participle cubing, simple past and past participle cubed)

1. () 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.
• 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt, Olympia Press:
From this severe trial Mr. Nackybal emerged with distinction, having in his cubing made only twenty-five slight mistakes out of the forty-six cubes demanded, and in his rooting, out of the fifty-three extractions propounded, committed a mere matter of four trifling errors!
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. (intransitive) To use a Rubik's cube.
He likes to cube now and then.
##### Synonyms
• (to cut into cubes): dice

### Etymology 2

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).

#### 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.

## French

### Etymology

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

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /kyb/
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### Noun

cube m (plural cubes)

1. cube (all senses)

#### Descendants

• Romanian: cub
• Turkish: küp

cube (plural cubes)

1. cubic

### Verb

cube

1. inflection of cuber:

## Italian

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ˈku.be/
• Rhymes: -ube
• Hyphenation: cù‧be

cube f

cube

## Portuguese

### Verb

cube

1. inflection of cubar: