cub (plural cubs)
- A young fox.
- a Childe of Lacedemon suffered all his belly and gutts to be torne out by a Cubbe or young Foxe, which he had stolne, and kept close under his garment, rather then he would discover his theft.
- (by extension) The young of certain other animals, including the bear, wolf, lion and tiger.
- (humorous or derogatory) A child, especially an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy.
- O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be / When time hath sowed a drizzle on thy case?
- (obsolete) A stall for cattle.
- I would rather have such […] in cubor kennel than in my closet or at my table.
- (obsolete) A cupboard.
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the young of certain animals
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- To give birth to cubs
- To hunt fox cubs
- (obsolete) To shut up or confine.
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