Dice meaning

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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.

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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.

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(countable, proscribed by some) A die.
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(uncountable, formerly countable, cooking) That which has been diced.

Cut onions, carrots and celery into medium dice.

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(intransitive) To play dice.
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To cut into small cubes.
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To play or gamble with dice.
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To win or lose (money) by gambling with dice.
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To cut (food) into small cubes.
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To decorate with dicelike figures.
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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.
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A gambling game played with dice.
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Any small cubes, as of food.
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To play or gamble with dice.
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To lose by gambling with dice.
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To cut (vegetables, etc.) into small cubes.
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To mark with a pattern of cubes or squares; checker.
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The plural of die. See die.
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Plural form of die.
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(uncountable) Gaming with one or more dice.
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Small cubes of food.
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no dice
  • No.
  • No success, luck, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of dice

  • Pl. of die

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The voiceless /s/ was most likely retained because the word felt like a collective term rather than a plural form (compare pence). The spelling dice is a result of the pronunciation.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English dys, plural of dy.

    From Wiktionary

  • See die Etymology 2.

    From Wiktionary