Dice Definition

diced, dices, dicing, die
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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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.
A gambling game played with dice.
Webster's New World
Any small cubes, as of food.
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Plural form of die.

diced, dices, dicing
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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To decorate with dicelike figures.
American Heritage
no dice
  • no
  • no success, luck, etc.
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Origin of Dice

  • 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.

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  • Middle English dys, plural of dy.

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  • See die Etymology 2.

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