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Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
Laurence Sterne

Meaning of "cubit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CUBIT

From Latin cubitum elbow, cubit.
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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 CUBIT

cubit  [ˈkjuːbɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CUBIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cubit is 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.

WHAT DOES CUBIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cubit

Cubit

The cubit is an ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. Cubits of various lengths were employed in many parts of the world in antiquity, during the Middle Ages and as recently as Early Modern Times. The term is still used in hedge laying, the length of the forearm being frequently used to determine the interval between stakes placed within the hedge. Other units of measure based on the length of the forearm include some kinds of ell, the Indian Hasta, Khmer hat and Thai sok.

Definition of cubit in the English dictionary

The definition of cubit in the dictionary is an ancient measure of length based on the length of the forearm.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CUBIT


barbet
ˈbɑːbɪt
bit
bɪt
cucurbit
kjuːˈkɜːbɪt
de-orbit
diːˈɔːbɪt
debit
ˈdɛbɪt
exhibit
ɪɡˈzɪbɪt
gambit
ˈɡæmbɪt
gigabit
ˈɡɪɡəˌbɪt
habit
ˈhæbɪt
hobbit
ˈhɒbɪt
inhibit
ɪnˈhɪbɪt
oobit
ˈuːbɪt
orbit
ˈɔːbɪt
oubit
ˈuːbɪt
probate
ˈprəʊbɪt
prohibit
prəˈhɪbɪt
qubit
ˈkjuːbɪt
rabbit
ˈræbɪt
turbit
ˈtɜːbɪt
woubit
ˈwuːbɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CUBIT

cubic
cubic capacity
cubic measure
cubica
cubical
cubically
cubicalness
cubicity
cubicle
cubicly
cubicula
cubiculum
cubiform
cubism
Cubist
cubistic
cubistically
cubital
cubiti
cubitus

WORDS THAT END LIKE CUBIT

a bit
ambit
bit by bit
brace and bit
bunny rabbit
cohabit
direct debit
every bit
inhabit
jack rabbit
megabit
Nesbit
not a bit
rarebit
snaffle bit
tidbit
titbit
Tobit
wait-a-bit
white rabbit

Synonyms and antonyms of cubit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cubit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CUBIT

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

Translator English - Chinese

腕尺
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

codo
570 millions of speakers

English

cubit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्यूबिट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الذراع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

локоть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

côvado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হস্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coudée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cubit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Elle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腕尺
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

규빗
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cubit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đơn vị đo chiều dài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முழ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eski bir uzunluk ölçüsü birimi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cubito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łokieć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лікоть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cot
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πήχης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

el
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

aln
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cubit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CUBIT»

The term «cubit» is regularly used and occupies the 69.797 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CUBIT» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «CUBIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cubit.
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Laurence Sterne
Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CUBIT»

Discover the use of cubit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cubit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cubit
Soon no one is certain who is real and who is dead. In this first book of The 2012 Trilogy: The Professor brought the Cubit to Janine Bender's house in Kansas a year ago where it was released onto her farm, destroying everything.
Peter Galarneau, Jr., 2008
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Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions
relations were adjusted in the same way as in Mesopotamia and Egypt, which have an identical subdivision of the common cubit: According to Herodotus, Mesopotamia had, in addition, a 'royal cubit' which measures 27 fingers. In Egypt, too ...
Roland De Vaux, 1997
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The Secret of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
Further, it is my experience that the interpretation of the pulse images in the cubit positions should not be read in isolation, but should be read in relationship to the images presented in the other two positions on both hands. For instance, a ...
Bob Flaws, 1995
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Ancient Building in South Syria and Palestine: Y G.R.H. Wright
another shorter cubit is recorded of about 45cms. Although there is no direct evidence of the length of a cubit employed in South Syria and Palestine, it has been induced that in biblical times the region approximated to these Egyptian ...
George R. H. Wright, 1985
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The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and ...
The length is 1/2 cubit, the width 1/3 cubit, its height 5 fingers. What are its area and volume? (ii) 1 man carried 9 sixties of bricks for a length of 30 rods. They gave him 1 (ban) of grain. Now, he carried 5 sixties of bricks and then finished the  ...
Victor J. Katz, Annette Imhausen, 2007
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Volume IV: (Part II: Shimrath -- ...
When we consider, in the second place, that the early chapters of Deuteronomy are almost certainly later than the eighteenth year of Josiah, and therefore within the period embraced by the lifetime of Ezekiel, we are led to identify the ' cubit of  ...
James Hastings, 2004
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Diodorus Siculus, Book 1: A Commentary
The Greek cubit was divided into six palms, as was the early small Egyptian cubit. But at the same time as the latter, there also existed an Egyptian royal cubit of seven palms. And when in the Saite period this became the standard Egyptian ...
Anne Burton, 1972
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Index to the Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the ...
Cubit, Eliza 57 Cubit, Jake, Jr. 58 Cubit, Mark 132 Cubit, Melvina 133 Cubit, Alice 134 Cubit, William 135 Cubit, Minnie 136 Cubit, Aurilla 137 Cubit, Sim 138 Cubit, Mandy 139 Cubit, Cleveland 140 Cubit, Cassie 141 Cubit, Rathy 142 Cubit, ...
Of The Interior U. S. Department, United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1907
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The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee concordance of the Old ...
16. in a cubit shait thou finish it 7:20. Fifteen cubits upward did the Ex. 25: 10.* fro cubits and a half (shall be) the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, awl a cubit and a half the height it .two cubits and a half (shall be) the ...
William De Burgh, George Vicesimus Wigram, 1843
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Isaac Newton's Temple of Solomon and his Reconstruction of ...
examples of the height of a man, the circumference of the columns and the Sabbath day's walk, Newton defined the limits of the sacred cubit and rejected “ the erroneous opinions of other writers”. Newton argued that the vulgar cubit of the ...
Tessa Morrison, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CUBIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cubit is used in the context of the following news items.
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2015 MAC football non-conference previews: Syracuse Orange
There is also the matter of whether or not Tim Lester's offense-- yes, the former Western Michigan QB and Bill Cubit disciple-- will mesh with his ... «Hustle Belt, Jul 15»
2
Illini Year in Review: 2014-15
Bill Cubit, football. He may have film to watch or an offense to prepare, but Illinois' offensive coordinator never seems to mind his interaction ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
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Report: Aldridge wasn't 'wooed' by Lakers in second meeting
Patrick Cross 5ptsFeatured 11 hours ago. He's definitely going to read this Luke. :') Will Gosper Bhanu Shamdasani Nick Cubit. FlagShare. «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
4
What Are The Illini?
We don't know how he'll adjust to college ball, Bill Cubit's offense, or nuances like pass protection that often keep freshmen off the field. But the ... «Maize n Brew, Jul 15»
5
Future of Illini football looks anything but bright
With coordinator Bill Cubit wondering where the “big plays” went, credit Lunt with a 31-yard rainbow to Mikey Dudek (an exceptional catch) after ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
6
Are your treasures in this world or in heaven?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; ... «Union Daily Times, Jul 15»
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City Proposes to Move Bike Trail onto Johnston Residents Properties
Despite rumors of the city wanting to move the trail to make room for a new Fareway grocery store, that is not the reason for the relocation. Cubit ... «whotv.com, Jul 15»
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Holyoke mayoral candidate Fran O'Connell says management …
Marco L. and Denis A. Luzuriaga are renovating the former Cubit Wire & Cable Co. Inc. building at 181 Appleton St. into a project called "The ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
9
Asiasoft leads $1.3m Series A investment in Pomelo Network
Pomelo Network, previously known as Cubit Inc, is a Singapore incorporated company which has set up R&D team in Taiwan. Its main product ... «DEALSTREETASIA, Jul 15»
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Western Wednesdays: What the 2015-2016 basketball season …
Nobody wants to see the Hawkins era end like the Bill Cubit years in football. Prolonged exposure to being "good but not great" can cause the ... «Hustle Belt, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cubit [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cubit>. Oct 2020 ».
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