cub

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'cub', 'Cub': /ˈkʌb/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kʌb/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kub)


Inflections of 'cub' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
cubs
v 3rd person singular
cubbing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
cubbed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
cubbed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cub /kʌb/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Mammalsthe young of certain animals, esp. the bear, wolf, or lion.
  2. a young and inexperienced person, esp. a young man.
  3. cub scout.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cub  (kub),USA pronunciation n., v.  cubbed, cub•bing. 
n. 
  1. the young of certain animals, as the bear, lion, or tiger.
  2. a young shark.
  3. a young and inexperienced person, esp. a callow youth or young man.
  4. a young person serving as an apprentice.
  5. JournalismSee  cub reporter. 
  6. See  cub scout. 
  7. Aeronautics, Trademarks(cap.) [Trademark.]Aeron. any small, light monoplane with a high wing, a single engine, and an enclosed cabin.

v.i. 
  1. Journalismto work as a cub reporter.
  2. (of a female bear, lion, tiger, etc.) to give birth to a cub or cubs.
  3. Sportto hunt fox cubs.
cubbish, adj. 
  • Scandinavian; compare Old Norse kobbi young seal, kubbr stump, hence, short, thick-set person
  • perh. 1520–30

cub., 
  • Weights and Measurescubic.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    cub /kʌb/ n
    1. the young of certain animals, such as the lion, bear, etc
    2. a young or inexperienced person
    vb (cubs, cubbing, cubbed)
    1. to give birth to (cubs)
    Etymology: 16th Century: perhaps from Old Norse kubbi young seal; see cob1

    ˈcubbish adj
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Cub /kʌb/ n
    1. short for Cub Scout
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Cub Scout, Cub n
    1. a member of a junior branch (for those aged 8–11 years) of the Scout Association
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