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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cub  \Cub\  (k[u^]b),  n.  [Cf.  Ir  cuib  cub,  whelp,  young  dog,  Ir 
  &  Gael.  cu  dog;  akin  to  E.  hound.] 
  1.  A  young  animal,  esp.  the  young  of  the  bear. 
 
  2.  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?  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cub  \Cub\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cubbed}  (k[u^]bd);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Cubbing}.] 
  To  bring  forth;  --  said  of  animals,  or  in  contempt,  of 
  persons.  ``Cubb'd  in  a  cabin.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cub  \Cub\,  n.  [Cf.  {Cub}  a  young  animal.] 
  1.  A  stall  for  cattle.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  would  rather  have  such  .  .  .  .in  cub  or  kennel 
  than  in  my  closet  or  at  my  table.  --Landor. 
 
  2.  A  cupboard.  [Obs.]  --Laud. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cub  \Cub\,  v.  t. 
  To  shut  up  or  confine.  [Obs.]  --Burton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cub 
  n  1:  an  awkward  and  inexperienced  youth  [syn:  {greenhorn},  {rookie}] 
  2:  a  male  child  (a  familiar  term  of  address  to  a  boy)  [syn:  {lad}, 
  {laddie},  {sonny},  {sonny  boy}] 
  3:  the  young  of  certain  carnivorous  mammals  such  as  the  bear  or 
  wolf  or  lion  [syn:  {young  carnivore}] 
  v  :  give  birth  to  cubs,  as  of  bears,  for  example 




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