A pair of dice.
- Dice are defined as small cubes that have different things written on each side of the cube (usually numbers from 1-6), or games played with this small cube, or small cubes of food.
- Two white cubes, each with six sides which each contain a number from 1-6, that are thrown in the casino game Craps or in the board game Yahtzee are an example of dice.
- A game where you throw a six-sided cube and bet on what number it will land on is an example of dice.
- A small square piece of cucumber that you created by chopping up a cucumber with a knife is an example of dice.
- To dice is to play or gamble with a six-sided cube that has something (usually a number from 1-6) written on each side. To dice is also to cut food up into small cubes.
- Playing craps is an example of a time when you dice.
- Cutting up a carrot into small, square pieces to put into a soup is an example of a time when you dice the carrot.
plural nounsing. die or
- small cubes of bone, plastic, etc. marked on each side with a different number of spots (from one to six) and used, usually in pairs, in games of chance
- [with sing. v.] a gambling game played with dice
- any small cubes, as of food
Origin of diceMiddle English dis, plural : see die
intransitive verbdiced, dic′ing
- Archaic to lose by gambling with dice: often with away
- to cut (vegetables, etc.) into small cubes
- to mark with a pattern of cubes or squares; checker
Origin of dicefrom a call in craps disallowing a throwInformal
- no: used in refusing a request
- no success, luck, etc.
- Plural of die2
- pl. dice, also dices used with a pl. verb Small cubes of food.
verbdiced, dic·ing, dic·es
- To win or lose (money) by gambling with dice.
- To cut (food) into small cubes.
- To decorate with dicelike figures.
Origin of diceMiddle English alternative spelling of dys plural of de, dys a die ; see die 2.
(plural dice or dices)
- The game of dice is singular. Thus in "Dice is a game played with dice," the first occurrence is singular, the second occurrence is plural.
- Otherwise, the singular usage is considered incorrect by many authorities. However, it should be noted that The New Oxford Dictionary of English, Judy Pearsall, Patrick Hanks (1998) states that “In modern standard English, the singular die (rather than dice) is uncommon. Dice is used for both the singular and the plural.”
- Die is predominant among tabletop gamers.
(third-person singular simple present dices, present participle dicing, simple past and past participle diced)