(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


(6)   Raise to the third power
(7)   Cut into cubes
"Cube the cheese"

Etymology 1

From , from .


  1. A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.
  2. Any object more or less in the form of a cube.
    a sugar cube
    a stock cube
  3. The third power of a number, value, term or expression.
    the cube of 2 is 8

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


  1. To raise to the third power; to determine the result of multiplying by itself twice.
    Three cubed can be written as 33, and equals twenty-seven.
  2. To form into the shape of a cube.
  3. To cut into cubes.
    Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.
  4. 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 .