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

  • adj. Having the approximate shape of a cube.
  • n. Anatomy A tarsal bone on the outer side of the foot in front of the calcaneus and behind the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.
  • n. Mathematics A rectangular parallelepiped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of the shape of a cube.
  • n. The cuboid bone.
  • n. A parallelepiped having six rectangular faces.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cube-shaped, or nearly so.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a cube in form.
  • n. In anatomy, the outermost bone of the distal row of tarsal bones, or bones of the instep, supporting the heads of the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones: so called from its cubic form in man.
  • n. A parallelopiped whose six faces are rectangles.
  • n. In anthropology, a cranium, short, high, and wide, of somewhat angular form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a cube
  • n. a rectangular parallelepiped


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