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# cube

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun Mathematics A regular solid having six congruent square faces.
• noun Something having the general shape of a cube.
• noun A cubicle, used for work or study.
• noun Mathematics The third power of a number or quantity.
• noun Slang Cubic inches. Used especially of an internal combustion engine.
• transitive verb Mathematics To raise (a quantity or number) to the third power.
• transitive verb To determine the cubic contents of.
• transitive verb To form or cut into cubes; dice.
• transitive verb To tenderize (meat) by breaking the fibers with superficial cuts in a pattern of squares.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• To measure the cubic capacity of a hollow object, like that of a skull.
• noun In geometry, a regular body with six square faces; a rectangular parallelopiped, having all its edges equal.
• noun In arithmetic and algebra, the product obtained by multiplying the square of a quantity by the quantity itself; the third power of a quantity: as, 4 × 4 × 4 = 64, the cube of 4; a is the cube of a, or x of x.
• To raise to the cube or third power. See cube, n., 2.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• transitive verb To raise to the third power; to obtain the cube of.
• noun (Geom.) A regular solid body, with six equal square sides.
• noun (Math.) The product obtained by taking a number or quantity three times as a factor.
• noun (Min.) pharmacosiderite. It commonly crystallizes in cubes of a green color.
• noun (Math.) the number or quantity which, multiplied into itself, and then into the product, produces the given cube; thus, 3 is the cube root of 27, for 3x3x3 = 27.
• noun (Min.) anhydrite; anhydrous calcium sulphate.

• noun geometry A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.
• noun Any object more or less in the form of a cube.
• noun mathematics The third power of a number, value, term or expression.
• noun computing A data structure consisting of a three-dimensional array; a data cube
• verb transitive, arithmetic To raise to the third power; to determine the result of multiplying by itself twice.
• verb transitive To form into the shape of a cube.
• verb transitive To cut into cubes.
• verb UK to use a Rubik's cube.
• noun A cubicle, especially one of those found in offices.

• noun a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
• noun a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces
• noun the product of three equal terms
• verb cut into cubes
• verb raise to the third power
• noun any of several tropical American woody plants of the genus Lonchocarpus whose roots are used locally as a fish poison and commercially as a source of rotenone
• noun a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Latin cubus, from Greek kubos. N., sense 2b, short for cubicle.]