Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "cuboid" [cu•boid]

  • Having the approximate shape of a cube. (adjective)
  • Anatomy A tarsal bone on the outer side of the foot in front of the calcaneus and behind the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones. (noun)
  • Mathematics A rectangular parallelepiped. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cuboid" in a sentence
  • "can get a three-dimensional figure which shall represent the four-dimensional figure which we call the cuboid?"
  • "Mostly he draws grids, in various sizes, but from time to time his pen draws something else: an outline of his plan for the 40-hectare West Kowloon Cultural District, with its signature arched bridge; a giant cuboid letter "M" that seems apropos of nothing in particular; a rough map of Hong Kong's coastline."
  • "It changed shape, from spherical to cuboid, then to pyramidal and to rhomboid."