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English noun: cub

1. cub (person) an awkward and inexperienced youth


Synonymsgreenhorn, rookie


Broader (hypernym)beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro

2. cub (person) a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)


Synonymslad, laddie, sonny, sonny boy


Broader (hypernym)boy, male child

3. cub (animal) the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion


Synonymsyoung carnivore


Broader (hypernym)young mammal


Narrower (hyponym)bear cub, lion cub, tiger cub


English verb: cub

1. cub (body) give birth to cubs


SamplesBears cub every year.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have









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