- 1 [usually passive] cube something (mathematics) to multiply a number by itself twice 10 cubed is 1 000. See related entries: Mathematical terminology
- 2cube something to cut food into cubes synonym dice Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Old French, or via Latin from Greek kubos.
BrE BrE//kjuːb//; NAmE NAmE//kjuːb//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cube
BrE BrE//kjuːb//; NAmE NAmE//kjuːb//he / she / it cubes
BrE BrE//kjuːbz//; NAmE NAmE//kjuːbz//past simple cubed
BrE BrE//kjuːbd//; NAmE NAmE//kjuːbd//past participle cubed
BrE BrE//kjuːbd//; NAmE NAmE//kjuːbd//-ing form cubing
BrE BrE//ˈkjuːbɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːbɪŋ//Mathematical terminology