## Topic: SHAPES, PATTERNS

Date: | 1500-1600 |

Language: | Latin |

Origin: | cubus, from Greek kybos 'cube, vertebra' |

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cube1 [countable]

1CF a solid object with six equal square sides :

a sugar cube

an ice cube

Cut the meat into small cubes.

2 the number you get when you multiply a number by itself twice, for example 4 x 4 x 4 = 64, so the cube of 4 is 64

## the cube of something

HMN3 American English spoken a cubicle