cub
noun Etymology: probably akin to Middle English cobbe leader of a group, head — more at cob Date: 1530 1. a. a young carnivorous mammal (as a bear, fox, or lion) b. a young shark 2. a young person 3. apprentice; especially an inexperienced newspaper reporter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, (especially a young bear) / , ,


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  • cub — cub·age; cub·ber; cub·bish; cub·by; cub·er; cub·ism; cub·octahedral; cub·octahedron; cub; cub·ist; cub·bish·ly; …   English syllables

  • cub — CUB, cuburi, s.n. 1. Corp geometric cu şase feţe pătrate, egale între ele. 2. Produs al înmulţirii unui număr cu sine însuşi de două ori. ♦ (Adjectival; în sintagma) Metru (sau decimetru, centimetru etc.) cub = unitate de măsură pentru volume,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Cub — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. CUB, sigle composé des trois lettres C, U et B, peut faire référence à : communauté urbaine de Bordeaux, communauté urbaine de Brest, Club Unihockey… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CUB — may refer to:*Carlton United Breweries * Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux , French for Urban Community of Bordeaux *Cuba *CUB (protein domain) *CUB (car) * CUB is the ICAO airline designator for Cubana * CUB is the IATA airport code for Columbia… …   Wikipedia

  • cub — [kʌb] n ↑fur, ↑paw, ↑claw 1.) the baby of a wild animal such as a lion or a bear ▪ a five month old lion cub ▪ a tiger and her cubs 2.) the Cubs the ↑Cub Scout organization …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cub — (k[u^]b), n. [Cf. Ir. cuib cub, whelp, young dog, Ir. & Gael. cu dog; akin to E. hound.] 1. A young animal, esp. the young of the bear. [1913 Webster] 2. Jocosely or in contempt, a boy or girl, esp. an awkward, rude, ill mannered boy. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cub — Cub, n. [Cf. {Cub} a young animal.] 1. A stall for cattle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I would rather have such . . . .in cub or kennel than in my closet or at my table. Landor. [1913 Webster] 2. A cupboard. [Obs.] Laud. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cub — Cub, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Cubbed} (k[u^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cubbing}.] To bring forth; said of animals, or in contempt, of persons. Cubb d in a cabin. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cub — Cub, v. t. To shut up or confine. [Obs.] Burton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CUB — steht für: das ISO 3166 und olympische Länderkürzel für Kuba ICAO Code der kubanischen Fluggesellschaft Cubana den französischen Gemeindeverbund Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux den französischen Gemeindeverbund Communauté Urbaine de Brest IATA… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cub — (n.) 1520s, cubbe young fox, of unknown origin; perhaps from O.Ir. cuib whelp, or from O.N. kobbi seal. Extended to the young of bears, lions, etc., after 1590s. The native word was WHELP (Cf. whelp). Cub Scout is from 1922 …   Etymology dictionary

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