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

     

    cube

     verb
    verb
    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
     
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  1. 1 [usually passive] cube something (mathematics) to multiply a number by itself twice 10 cubed is 1 000. See related entries: Mathematical terminology
  2. 2cube something to cut food into cubes synonym dice
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Old French, or via Latin from Greek kubos.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cube