### 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"

### 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.

- 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 .