Cube

WordNet

### noun

**(1)**A block in the (approximate) shape of a cube

**(2)**Any of several tropical American woody plants of the genus Lonchocarpus whose roots are used locally as a fish poison and commercially as a source of rotenone

**(3)**The product of three equal terms

**(4)**A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

**(5)**A hexahedron with six equal squares as faces

### verb

**(6)**Raise to the third power

**(7)**Cut into cubes

"Cube the cheese"

WiktionaryText

### Etymology 1

From , from .

#### Noun

- A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.
- Any object more or less in the form of a cube.
- a sugar cube
- a stock cube

- The third power of a number, value, term or expression.
- the cube of 2 is 8

##### Synonyms

regular hexahedron block, brick, die, square block third power#### Verb

- To raise to the third power; to determine the result of multiplying by itself twice.
- Three cubed can be written as 3
^{3}, and equals twenty-seven.

- Three cubed can be written as 3
- To form into the shape of a cube.
- To cut into cubes.
- Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.

- to use a Rubik's cube.
- He likes to cube now and then.

### Etymology 2

Clipped form of (with intentional reference to their common shape per cube, etymology 1), which from , from .