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A cube

Etymology 1Edit

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

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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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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. (Britain) 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 2Edit

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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EtymologyEdit

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

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cube m (plural cubes)

  1. cube (all senses)
  2. third-grader

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cube (plural cubes)

  1. cubic

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cube

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cuber
  2. third-person singular present indicative of cuber
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of cuber
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of cuber
  5. second-person singular imperative of cuber

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cube f

  1. Feminine plural form of cubo

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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