cub

Definitions

  • How Manus got the lion's cub
    How Manus got the lion's cub
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cub give birth to cubs "bears cub every year"
    • n cub the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion
    • n cub a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
    • n cub an awkward and inexperienced youth
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An eagle soaring away with a fox cub while a mother fox watches An eagle soaring away with a fox cub while a mother fox watches

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When a polar bear cub is born, it can not see or hear. It takes approximately a month for the cub to start to see and hear
    • Cub A cupboard.
    • Cub A stall for cattle. "I would rather have such . . . .in cub or kennel than in my closet or at my table."
    • Cub A young animal, esp. the young of the bear.
    • Cub Jocosely or in contempt, a boy or girl, esp. an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy. "O, thou dissembling cub ! what wilt thou be
      When time hath sowed a grizzle on thy case?"
    • v. t. & i Cub To bring forth; -- said of animals, or in contempt, of persons. "Cubb'd in a cabin."
    • v. t Cub To shut up or confine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood
    • n cub The young of certain quadrupeds, especially of the bear, fox, and wolf, also of the lion and tiger (more commonly whelp), and rarely of the dog and some others; a puppy; a whelp.
    • n cub A coarse or uncouth boy or girl: in contempt or reprobation.
    • n cub Hence An assistant to a physician or surgeon in a hospital.
    • cub To bring forth, as a cub or cubs.
    • cub Contemptuously, to bring forth young, as a woman.
    • n cub A lump; a heap; a confused mass.
    • n cub A stall for cattle; a crib.
    • n cub A chest; a bin.
    • n cub A cupboard.
    • cub To shut up or confine.
    • n cub An abbreviation of cubic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At birth, bear cubs weigh between 1/2 1 pound.
    • n Cub kub the young of certain animals, as foxes, &c.: a whelp: a young boy or girl (in contempt)
    • v.i Cub to bring forth young:—pr.p. cub′bing; pa.p. cubbed
    • n Cub kub a cattle-pen: chest.
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Quotations

  • George F. Will
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    “Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country; President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.”
  • Else Holmelund Minarik
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    “And maybe… you are a little fat bear cub with no wings and no feathers”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Ir. cuib, cub, whelp, young dog, Ir. & Gael. cu, dog; akin to E. hound,

Usage

In literature:

The cub obediently followed her example, though doubtless with no idea of what he might hope to find.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Mark the cub Romanoff present.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
If he were not such an ugly, shambling cub some recruiting sergeant might pick him up.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Violette will love poor little cub.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
She had gripped one of the cubs by the throat, and worried it like a mad thing, so that it was difficult to get her away.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Compare me with this half-baked cub you ogle so sweetly!
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
He laid the cub in his own place, and went into the corner to sleep with the other cub.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke
But some day, by accident perhaps, the cub will get a peep through a door across the hallway into a veritable den.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
Along the river bank came a troop of noisy, laughing boys, carrying a young cub fox.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
Cubs have been recorded in 10 different years.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
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In poetry:

I'll never again like a cub lick
My wounds while I squeal at the hurt.
No more I'll go walking in public,
My heart hanging out of my shirt.
"Pour Prendre Conge" by Dorothy Parker
'If thou be so fierce, thou little wolf cub
Or ever thy teeth be grown;
Then I must guard my two young sons
Lest they should lose their own.'
"The Song of The Little Baltung: A.D. 395" by Charles Kingsley
The lank-ribbed she-wolf, couched among
The regal hillside's tangled scrubs,
With doting gaze and fondling tongue
Suckles the Vestal's twin-born cubs.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
`When the lean hare nibbles the birch—tree bark,
And the stoat grows lank and thin,
And the cubs of the vixen prowl the dark,
And the gossips sit and spin;
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
A slim young pike with smart fins
And grey-striped suit, a young cub of a pike
Slouching along away below, half out of sight,
Like a lout on an obscure pavement. . . .
"Fish" by D H Lawrence
She seemed a great sea-monster lying content
With all her cubs about her: but deep—deep—
The subtle mist went floating; its descent
Showed the world's end was steep.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Cub Scout Pack 57 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.
Cub Scout Pack 57 of Golden Valley, AZ will be holding a Spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the American Legion post 22 @ 3435 N Verde Rd.
Cub scout pack 181 held their monthly pack meeting.
Here, adults can find all the courses, information, forms, applications, and resources needed to become a Cub Scout leader.
Cub Scout recruiters to visit Wayne elementary schools.
Boy Scout leaders will be holding meetings at all Wayne County elementary schools over the next few weeks, hoping to recruit boys into the ranks of the Cub Scout s.
All registered Cub Scout s are welcome from Tiger Cubs to Webelos to attend the day camp at Camp Elk River, located at 10775 237th Ave in Zimmerman.
And now here's the rest of the Cub Scout Day story.
Cub Scout Pack 510 Fishing Derby.
Sixteen scouts and their families from Cub Scout Pack 510 in New Concord enjoyed an afternoon of fishing on Sunday, May 23rd at the New Concord Reservior.
Photo #214 = Cub Scout Sheldon Mallet with a Blue Gill he caught.
Cub Scout s from the Bear and Webelos dens of Pack 501 recently presented the Ashland County Parks District with 24 new bluebird houses for use at the County Parks.
Cub Scout Camp June 5, 2007.
Pack 141 of the Cub Scout s is hosting a School Night for Scouting event at 7 pm Thursday in the dining hall at Rosarian Academy, 807 N Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach.
Edgemere residents welcome Cub Scout Pack 887 to community.
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In science:

We can construct an exact (n − 1)-cube Cub(E ) associated with an element E ∈ SnA in an inductive way.
Higher arithmetic K-theory
In the case of n = 1, let us define Cub(E ) = E for E ∈ S1A.
Higher arithmetic K-theory
But since the differential of ZS∗A is also the minus of the one of ZS∗A, the homomorphism Cub is compatible with the differentials of complexes. 1.4.
Higher arithmetic K-theory
By Lem.3.1, the cube Cub(E ) associated with a degenerate element E ∈ bSn (X ) is either a degenerate cube or a cube satisfying τiF = F for some 1 ≤ i ≤ n − 2.
Higher arithmetic K-theory
For a compact complex algebraic manifold M , let dCub∗(M ) = Cub∗(bP(M )).
Higher arithmetic K-theory
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