Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cube”

See all translations

cube

noun [C] uk   /kjuːb/ us  

cube noun [C] (SHAPE)

a solid object with six square sides of equal size: Cut the cheese into small cubes.

cube noun [C] (NUMBER)

specialized mathematics the number made by multiplying a number twice by itself

cube

verb [T] uk   /kjuːb/ us  

cube verb [T] (SHAPE)

to cut food into cubes

cube verb [T] (NUMBER)

specialized mathematics If you cube a number, you multiply it twice by itself: 2 cubed (= 2 x 2 x 2) equals 8, and is written 23.
Translations of “cube”
in Korean 정육면체…
in Arabic مُكَعَّب…
in French cube…
in Turkish küp…
in Italian cubo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形狀, 立方體, 立方形的東西…
in Russian куб, кубик…
in Polish kostka, sześcian…
in Spanish cubo…
in Portuguese cubo…
in German der Würfel, die Kubikzahl…
in Catalan cub…
in Japanese 立方体…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形状, 立方体, 立方形的东西…
(Definition of cube from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cube?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cube” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More