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.
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.
Cut onions, carrots and celery into medium dice.
- No success, luck, etc.
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.
- See die Etymology 2.