Meaning of “cube” in the English Dictionary

"cube" in British English

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cubenoun [ C ]

uk /kjuːb/ us /kjuːb/

cubeverb [ T ]

uk /kjuːb/ us /kjuːb/

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.

(Definition of “cube” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cube" in American English

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cubenoun [ C ]

us /kjub/

cube noun [ C ] (SHAPE)

geometry a solid object with six square sides of equal size

cube noun [ C ] (NUMBER)

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

The cube of 2 (= 2 x 2 x 2) is 8.

(Definition of “cube” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)