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# Brick vs. Cube

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Bricknoun

(countable) A hardened rectangular block of mud, clay etc., used for building.

‘This wall is made of bricks.’;

Cubenoun

(geometry) A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.

Bricknoun

(uncountable) Considered collectively, as a building material.

‘This house is made of brick.’;

Cubenoun

Any object more or less in the form of a cube.

‘a sugar cube’; ‘a stock cube’;

Bricknoun

(countable) Something shaped like a brick.

‘a plastic explosive brick’;

Cubenoun

(mathematics) The third power of a number, value, term or expression.

‘the cube of 2 is 8’;

Bricknoun

‘Thanks for helping me wash the car. You're a brick.’;

Cubenoun

(computing) A data structure consisting of a three-dimensional array; a data cube

Bricknoun

A shot which misses, particularly one which bounces directly out of the basket because of a too-flat trajectory, as if the ball were a heavier object.

‘We can't win if we keep throwing up bricks from three-point land.’;

Cubenoun

A cubicle, especially one of those found in offices.

‘My co-worker annoys me by throwing things over the walls of my cube.’;

Bricknoun

(informal) A power brick; an external power supply consisting of a small box with an integral male power plug and an attached electric cord terminating in another power plug.

Cubeverb

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.’;

Bricknoun

An electronic device, especially a heavy box-shaped one, that has become non-functional or obsolete.

Cubeverb

(transitive) To form into the shape of a cube.

Bricknoun

(firearms) A carton of 500 rimfire cartridges, which forms the approximate size and shape of a brick.

Cubeverb

(transitive) To cut into cubes.

‘Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.’;

Bricknoun

(poker slang) A community card (usually the turn or the river) which does not improve a player's hand.

‘The two of clubs was a complete brick on the river’;

Cubeverb

(UK) to use a Rubik's cube.

‘He likes to cube now and then.’;

Bricknoun

The colour brick red.

Cubenoun

A regular solid body, with six equal square sides.

Extremely cold.

Cubenoun

The product obtained by taking a number or quantity three times as a factor; as, 4x4=16, and 16x4=64, the cube of 4.

Brickverb

To build with bricks.

Cubeverb

To raise to the third power; to obtain the cube of.

Brickverb

To make into bricks.

Cubenoun

a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

Brickverb

(slang) To hit someone or something with a brick.

Cubenoun

a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces

Brickverb

To make an electronic device nonfunctional and usually beyond repair, essentially making it no more useful than a brick.

‘My VCR was bricked during the lightning storm.’;

Cubenoun

the product of three equal terms

Bricknoun

A block or clay tempered with water, sand, etc., molded into a regular form, usually rectangular, and sun-dried, or burnt in a kiln, or in a heap or stack called a clamp.

‘The Assyrians appear to have made much less use of bricks baked in the furnace than the Babylonians.’;

Cubenoun

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

Bricknoun

Bricks, collectively, as designating that kind of material; as, a load of brick; a thousand of brick.

‘Some of Palladio's finest examples are of brick.’;

Cubenoun

a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube

Bricknoun

Any oblong rectangular mass; as, a brick of maple sugar; a penny brick (of bread).

Cubeverb

raise to the third power

Bricknoun

A good fellow; a merry person; as, you 're a brick.

Cubeverb

cut into cubes;

‘cube the cheese’;

Brickverb

To lay or pave with bricks; to surround, line, or construct with bricks.

Cube

In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex. The cube is the only regular hexahedron and is one of the five Platonic solids.

Brickverb

To imitate or counterfeit a brick wall on, as by smearing plaster with red ocher, making the joints with an edge tool, and pointing them.

Bricknoun

rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material

Bricknoun

a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy

Bricknoun

a small rectangular block typically made of fired or sun-dried clay, used in building.

Bricknoun

bricks collectively as a building material

‘this mill was built of brick’; ‘a large brick building’;

Bricknoun

a small rectangular object

‘a brick of ice cream’;

Bricknoun

a child's toy building block

‘the bricks and other plastic toys then need to be fitted back into their appropriate containers’;

Bricknoun

a large and relatively heavy mobile phone, typically an early model with limited functionality

‘I had one of those Motorola bricks as my first cell phone’;

Bricknoun

a smartphone or other electronic device that has completely ceased to function

‘while updating the firmware the USB cable got disconnected and the phone is now a brick’;

Bricknoun

a generous, helpful, and reliable person

‘‘You are really a brick, Vi,’ Gloria said’;

Brickverb

block or enclose with a wall of bricks

‘the doors have been bricked up’;

Brickverb

throw bricks at

‘the pub was attacked and windows in the area were bricked’;

Brickverb

cause (a smartphone or other electronic device) to become completely unable to function, typically on a permanent basis

‘installing an unofficial OS voids the warranty and may brick the phone’;

Brickverb

be extremely worried or nervous.

Brick

A brick is a type of block used to build walls, pavements and other elements in masonry construction. Properly, the term brick denotes a block composed of dried clay, but is now also used informally to denote other chemically cured construction blocks.