noun \ˈdīs\

: a small cube that is made of plastic, wood, etc., that has one to six dots on each side, and that is used usually in pairs in various games

: a gambling game played with dice

: a small cube

plural dice

Full Definition of DICE

a :  die 1
b :  a gambling game played with dice
plural also dic·es :  a small cubical piece (as of food)
:  a close contest between two racing-car drivers for position during a race
no dice
:  of no avail :  no use :  futile
:  1no 3 <said no dice to my request>

Examples of DICE

  1. In this game, each player rolls the dice to see who plays first.
  2. They were shooting dice in one of the bar's back rooms.
  3. Chop the onions into {frac1 dice.

Origin of DICE

Middle English dyce, from dees, dyce, plural of dee die — more at die
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to DICE

bones, die

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce



: to cut (food) into small cubes


Full Definition of DICE

transitive verb
a :  to cut into small cubes <diced onions>
b :  to ornament with square markings <diced leather>
a :  to bring by playing dice <dice himself into debt>
b :  to lose by dicing <dice her money away>
intransitive verb
:  to play games with dice <dice for drinks in the bar — Malcolm Lowry>
:  to take a chance <the temptation to dice with death — Newsweek>
dic·er noun

Examples of DICE

  1. Dice the potatoes and add them to the soup.
  2. <quickly diced some peppers and onions and threw them into the stew>

Origin of DICE

Middle English dycen, from dyce
First Known Use: 14th century

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