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English noun: cube

1. cube (shape) a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces

Synonymsregular hexahedron

Broader (hypernym)ideal solid, Platonic body, Platonic solid, regular convex polyhedron, regular convex solid, regular polyhedron

Narrower (hyponym)quadrate, tesseract

2. cube (shape) a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides


Broader (hypernym)solid

Narrower (hyponym)goldbrick

3. cube (quantity) the product of three equal terms

Synonymsthird power

Broader (hypernym)number

4. cube (plant) 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

Broader (hypernym)subshrub, suffrutex

Member meronymgenus Lonchocarpus, Lonchocarpus

5. cube (artifact) a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube

Synonymssquare block

Broader (hypernym)block

Narrower (hyponym)dice, die, ice cube

English verb: cube

1. cube (cognition) raise to the third power

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)multiply

Domain categoryarithmetic

2. cube (contact) cut into cubes

SamplesCube the cheese.

ExamplesThe chefs cube the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

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