# Dictionary Definition

cube

### Noun

1 a three-dimensional shape with six square or
rectangular sides [syn: block]

2 a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces
[syn: regular
hexahedron]

3 the product of three equal terms [syn: third
power]

4 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

5 a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube
[syn: square
block]

### Verb

1 raise to the third power

2 cut into cubes; "cube the cheese" [syn:
dice]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Etymology 1

From cubus, from κύβος#### 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 qualifier rare
- sense object in the form of a cube block, brick, die, square block
- sense number raised to the third power third power

##### Hypernyms

##### Translations

geometry: polyhedron having of six identical
square faces

- Albanian: kub
- Arabic:
- Armenian: կաթսա (kat-sa)
- Basque: kubo
- Bosnian: kocka
- Bulgarian: куб
- Catalan: cub
- Chinese:
- Mandarin: (lìfāngtǐ)

- Croatian: kocka
- Czech: krychle
- Danish: kubus
- Dutch: kubus
- Esperanto: kubo
- Estonian: kuup
- Finnish: kuutio
- French: cube
- Georgian: კუბი (kubi)
- German: Kubus
- Greek: κύβος
- Hebrew:
- Hindi: घन
- Hungarian: kocka
- trreq Icelandic
- Italian: cubo
- Japanese: 立方体 (りっぽうたい, rippōtai)
- Korean: 입방 (ipbang)
- Latin: cubus
- Latvian: kubs
- Lithuanian: kubas
- Maltese: kubu
- Mongolian: шоо (šoo)
- Persian: مکعب
- Polish: sześcian
- Portuguese: cubo
- Romanian: cub
- Russian: куб
- Serbian:
- Slovak: kocka
- Slovene: kocka
- Swedish: kub
- Thai: (lôok bàat)
- Turkish: küp

object more or less in the form of a cube

- Arabic:
- Chinese:
- Mandarin: (fāngkuài)

- Czech: kostka
- Dutch: blokje , klontje (suiker), bouillonblokje
- Esperanto: kubo
- Finnish: kuutio
- Georgian: კუბი (kubi)
- German: Würfel
- Hebrew:
- Hungarian: kocka
- Italian: cubo , dado , cuboide
- Japanese: 角砂糖 (かくざとう, kakuzatō) (sugar cube)
- Polish: kostka
- Portuguese: cubo
- Russian: куб, кубик
- Slovene: kocka
- Spanish: terrón (sugar)
- Swedish: block , kub , tärning
- Thai: (lôok bàat)
- Turkish: küp

arithmetic: number raised to the third power

- Catalan: cub
- Chinese:
- Mandarin: (lìfāng)

- Dutch: derde macht
- Finnish: kuutio
- French: cube
- Georgian: კუბი (kubi)
- Greek: κύβος
- Hebrew:
- Hungarian: köb
- Italian: cubo
- Japanese: 三乗 (さんじょう, sanjō), 立方 (りっぽう, rippō)
- Polish: do sześcianu
- Portuguese: cubo
- Russian: куб
- Slovene: kub
- Spanish: cubo
- Swedish: kub
- Thai: (bàat)
- Turkish: küpü

- ttbc Indonesian: kubus
- ttbc Interlingua: cubo
- ttbc Latin: cubus
- ttbc Romanian: cub
- ttbc Slovak: kocka (1,2)

#### Verb

- transitive arithmetic 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.

- To form into the shape of a cube.
- To cut into cubes.
- Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.

##### Synonyms

- sense to cut into cubes dice

##### Translations

arithmetic: to raise to the third power

- Catalan: elevar al cub
- Chinese:
- Mandarin: (sāncìfāng)

- Dutch: tot de derde macht verheffen
- Finnish: korottaa kolmanteen potenssiin, kuutioida
- French: élever à la troisième puissance
- Hungarian: köbre emel
- Interlingua: cubar, elevar al cubo, elevar al tertie potentia
- Italian: elevare al cubo, elevare alla terza (potenza)
- Japanese: 三乗する (さんじょうする, sanjōsuru)
- Polish: podnosić do sześcianu
- Portuguese: cubar, elevar ao cubo, elevar à terceira potência
- Russian: возводить в куб (vozvodít’ v kub)
- Turkish: küpünü almak
- Swedish: upphöja i kub, upphöja till tre, upphöja till tredje potensen, ta i kubik

to cut into cubes

- Chinese:
- Mandarin: (qiēchéng xiǎofāng kuài)

- Dutch: in blokjes snijden
- Finnish: kuutioida
- Georgian: კუბში ახარისხება (kubši axarisxeba)
- German: würfeln
- Interlingua: cubar
- Italian: cubettare
- Japanese: さいの目に切る (さいのめにきる, sainome ni kiru)
- Swedish: tärna

to form into the shape of a cube

- Chinese:
- Mandarin: (xíngchéng lìfāngtǐ)

- Dutch: tot een kubus vormen
- Portuguese: dar forma de cubo a

#### Derived terms

- bath cube
- bouillon cube
- cube candle
- cube out
- cube root
- cube steak
- cube van
- cubiform
- hypercube
- ice cube
- Rubik's cube
- snub cube
- stock cube
- sugar cube

#### See also

### Etymology 2

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

- A cubicle; especially of those found in offices.

##### Translations

cubicle

- Finnish: kuutio

## French

### Etymology

lang=la.### Pronunciation

/kyb/|lang=fr### Noun

fr-noun m## Italian

### Adjective

- Feminine plural form of cubo

# Extensive Definition

- This article is about the geometric shape. For other meanings of the word "cube", see cube (disambiguation).

## Cartesian coordinates

For a cube centered at the origin, with edges parallel to the axes and with an edge length of 2, the Cartesian coordinates of the vertices are- (±1,±1,±1)

A cube has the largest volume among cuboids (rectangular boxes) with
a given surface
area. Also, a cube has the largest volume among cuboids with
the same total linear size (length + width + height).