Definition of cube noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kjuːb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kjuːb//
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  1. 1 a solid or hollow figure with six equal square sides
  2. 2a piece of something, especially food, with six sides Cut the meat into cubes. see also bouillon cube, ice cube, stock cube, sugar cube
  3. 3 (mathematics) the number that you get when you multiply a number by itself twice The cube of 5 (53) is 125 (5×5×5). See related entries: Mathematical terminology
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Old French, or via Latin from Greek kubos.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cube