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When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants.
Saskya Pandita

Meaning of "cub" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CUB

Perhaps from Old Norse kubbi young seal.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CUB

cub  [kʌb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CUB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cub is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cub in English.

WHAT DOES CUB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cub

A cub is the young of certain large predatory animals such as bears and big cats; analogous to a domestic puppy or kitten Cub may refer to: ▪ Cub, a member of Cub Scouts ▪ Cub player, a member of certain sports teams, e.g. the Chicago Cubs baseball club ▪ A novice or learner, particularly in newspaper reporting ▪ Cub, an indie rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, which formed in 1992 and disbanded in 1997 ▪ Cub, a character in Happy Tree Friends ▪ Cub Foods, a division of the U.S. Supervalu company ▪ Piper Cub, a line of light aircraft built from the 1930s to the 1980s ▪ "Cub": NATO reporting name for the Antonov An-12 Russian Turboprop transport ▪ Honda Super Cub, a range of small motorcycles produced by Honda ▪ "Cashed Up Bogan", a slang term used in Australia and New Zealand ▪ Kapcai, a class of mini motorcycles of Malaysia and Southeast Asia - Malaysian Cub Prix ▪ LDV Cub, a rebadged version of the Nissan Vanette van sold by...

Definition of cub in the English dictionary

The first definition of cub in the dictionary is the young of certain animals, such as the lion, bear, etc. Other definition of cub is a young or inexperienced person. Cub is also to give birth to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CUB

PRESENT

Present
I cub
you cub
he/she/it cubs
we cub
you cub
they cub
Present continuous
I am cubbing
you are cubbing
he/she/it is cubbing
we are cubbing
you are cubbing
they are cubbing
Present perfect
I have cubbed
you have cubbed
he/she/it has cubbed
we have cubbed
you have cubbed
they have cubbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been cubbing
you have been cubbing
he/she/it has been cubbing
we have been cubbing
you have been cubbing
they have been cubbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cubbed
you cubbed
he/she/it cubbed
we cubbed
you cubbed
they cubbed
Past continuous
I was cubbing
you were cubbing
he/she/it was cubbing
we were cubbing
you were cubbing
they were cubbing
Past perfect
I had cubbed
you had cubbed
he/she/it had cubbed
we had cubbed
you had cubbed
they had cubbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been cubbing
you had been cubbing
he/she/it had been cubbing
we had been cubbing
you had been cubbing
they had been cubbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cub
you will cub
he/she/it will cub
we will cub
you will cub
they will cub
Future continuous
I will be cubbing
you will be cubbing
he/she/it will be cubbing
we will be cubbing
you will be cubbing
they will be cubbing
Future perfect
I will have cubbed
you will have cubbed
he/she/it will have cubbed
we will have cubbed
you will have cubbed
they will have cubbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cubbing
you will have been cubbing
he/she/it will have been cubbing
we will have been cubbing
you will have been cubbing
they will have been cubbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cub
you would cub
he/she/it would cub
we would cub
you would cub
they would cub
Conditional continuous
I would be cubbing
you would be cubbing
he/she/it would be cubbing
we would be cubbing
you would be cubbing
they would be cubbing
Conditional perfect
I would have cub
you would have cub
he/she/it would have cub
we would have cub
you would have cub
they would have cub
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cubbing
you would have been cubbing
he/she/it would have been cubbing
we would have been cubbing
you would have been cubbing
they would have been cubbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cub
we let´s cub
you cub
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cub
Past participle
cubbed
Present Participle
cubbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CUB

cuatro
cub master
cub mistress
cub reporter
Cub Scout
Cuba
Cuba libre
cubage
Cuban
Cuban heel
Cuban solenodon
cubane
cubanelle
cubature
cubbed
cubbing
cubbish
cubbishly
cubby
cubbyhole

WORDS THAT END LIKE CUB

bathtub
book club
club
country club
dub
fan club
golf club
grub
hot tub
hub
in the club
nightclub
on the club
pub
rub
scrub
stub
sub
tub
yacht club

Synonyms and antonyms of cub in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CUB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cub» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cub

Translation of «cub» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CUB

Find out the translation of cub to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cub from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cub» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

幼兽
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cachorro
570 millions of speakers

English

cub
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शावक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شِبْل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

детеныш
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

filhote
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Cuatro
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

petit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cuatro
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Junges
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

野獣の子
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

짐승의 새끼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cuatro
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con thú con
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Cuatro
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुआट्रो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cuatro
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cucciolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

młode
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

малюк хижака
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νεογνό ζώου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

welpie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unge
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

(dyre)unge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cub

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CUB»

The term «cub» is very widely used and occupies the 15.001 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CUB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cub» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cub» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cub

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9 QUOTES WITH «CUB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cub.
1
Lionel Barber
As a cub reporter, I devoured books about journalism.
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Kevin Barry
I was a cub reporter on a local newspaper in Limerick city, and I used to cover the district court meetings. All of life passed through the Limerick courthouse. Misery, malevolence, the dark side of humanity... I tell ya, it made 'Angela's Ashes' look like 'The Wonderful World of Disney.'
3
Kevin Barry
In the early nineties, I was a cub reporter on a city newspaper in Limerick, and assigned to the courthouse there. One day, an old detective sergeant came and whispered to me in the press pit. He pointed out a young offender, a teenager who was up for stealing a car or something relatively minor, and said, 'See this kid? He'll kill.'
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Kevin Barry
In my very early days as a journalist, as a cub reporter on a local newspaper, I used to cover the district courthouse in Limerick city - all human life passed through that establishment, and my time there remains a source of inspiration.
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Karen Finerman
Protect yourself like you would your cubs - as a grown woman, you're no one's cub anymore.
6
Lauryn Hill
That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
7
Edward James Olmos
When you're asked to fly a 747 you better at least be able to fly a Piper cub.
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Saskya Pandita
When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants.
9
Henry Williamson
The eldest and biggest of the litter was a dog cub, and when he drew his first breath he was less than five inches long from his nose to where his tail joined his back-bone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CUB»

Discover the use of cub in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cub and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible
Incredibly comprehensive, this book is the ultimate reference source to every aspect of these machines, including 22 very detailed model profiles and delivery details of 113,000 individual machines to 153 countries, color schemes and much, ...
Mike Estall
2
A Tiger Cub Grows Up
Follows Tara, a tiger cub, as she grows from a tiny newborn cub to a full-grown tiger.
Joan Hewett, 2002
3
Devil's Cub
Georgette Heyer's wonderful characters and stories made her the undisputed queen of the historical romance, and an international bestseller, still loved today by a huge readership.
Georgette Heyer, 2010
4
Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 1: The Assassin's Road
This volume includes the following stories: Son for Hire, Sword for Hire A Father Knows His Child's Heart, as Only a Child Can Know His Father's From North to South, From East to West Baby Cart on the River Styx Suio School Zanbato Waiting ...
Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, Frank Miller, 2000
5
Cub in the Cupboard
Many and James rescue a mother fox from a cruel trap and care for the injured vixen and her mischievous cub while searching for the culprit wh ohad set the trap. Original.
Ben M. Baglio, 1999
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Cub scout fun book
Gives instructions for a variety of projects Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can do with materials found at home.
Boy Scouts of America, 1986
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Lone Wolf and Cub: The Lotus Throne
Stay with us as we conclude the translation of what will always be considered one of the finest examples of comic-book mastery ever created, Lone Wolf and Cub.
Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, Dana Lewis, 2000
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The Missing Cub
Darcy Fast had a left arm like a bolt of lightning and a calm, confident demeanor.
Darcy Fast, Jonathan Kravetz, 2007
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Lanterns for the Dead
Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 6
小池一雄, Gōseki Kojima, 2001
10
The Fox Cub Bold
'He saw on man raise his weapon and take aim at him... and, the next instant, felt a fierce sear of pain in his right thigh...' The fox cub Bold has left the sheltered life of the nature reserve determined to make his way in the world.
Colin Dann, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CUB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cub is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mother Bear, Cub Spotted in South Windsor
South Windsor residents are paying close attention after an adult bear and a cub were spotted wandering the streets. Animal control officer ... «NBC Connecticut, Jul 15»
2
Star power? Cub duo in HR Derby what MLB needs for new-look event
With Giancarlo Stanton injured, and Bryce Harper bowing out, the pair of 25-and-under Cub pals could be exactly what the All-Star Home Run ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
3
Cub Scout earns Arrow of Light
HAMLET — June 28 was a special evening for the Cub Scouts of Pack 90. ... This is Elijah's first year in scouting, his first and only year as a Cub Scout. «Richmond County Daily Journal, Jul 15»
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MLB: Today's fans wouldn't concur with Mr. Cub
Mr. Cub, who retired in 1971, played in a different era. Some of today's fans seem unwilling to sit through two games of baseball, back to back, ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
5
Cub Scout Day Camp in Gear This Week
July 07, 2015 The Yamasee District Cub Scout Day Camp is being held this week (Monday through Friday) in Aiken, with New Covenant Presbyterian Church as ... «Aiken Standard, Jul 15»
6
Hovatter's Zoo Adapting Tiger Cub Care after USDA Inspection
Ten weeks ago, Hovatter's Zoo in Preston County became home to two tiger cubs. Now, the USDA is questioning the care the zoo provides ... «WBOY-TV, Jul 15»
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FRSC Promises To Cub Menance Of Articulated Vehicles
Posted by admin on Jul 8th, 2015 and filed under Transport. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are ... «The Tide, Jul 15»
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Cub Tracks Gets A Bit Thicker
Plus building character, a tight trade market, the Cubs Mailbag, an improving changeup, and sprucing up school lockers in Tuesday's Cub ... «Bleed Cubbie Blue, Jul 15»
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Cub Scout group in danger of closure without new leader
AFTER months of searching, a Cub Scout group based in the city are in danger of closing unless a new leader is found. Sandy McNeilly will step down as leader ... «Salisbury Journal, Jul 15»
10
Lion cub raised in living room leaves home
Malor has lived at home with a zookeeper in the Eifel mountains for the last five months. Now the little lion cub is about to be reintroduced to his ... «The Local.de, Jul 15»

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