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dice

play
noun \ˈdīs\

Simple Definition of dice

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dice

plural dice

  1. 1 a :  die 1 b :  a gambling game played with dice

  2. 2 plural also dices :  a small cubical piece (as of food)

  3. 3 :  a close contest between two racing-car drivers for position during a race

no dice
  1. 1 :  of no avail :  no use :  futile

  2. 2 :  1no 3 <said no dice to my request>

Examples of dice in a sentence

  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


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dice

verb

Simple Definition of dice

  • : to cut (food) into small cubes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dice

diceddicing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cut into small cubes <diced onions> b :  to ornament with square markings <diced leather>

  3. 2 a :  to bring by playing dice <dice himself into debt> b :  to lose by dicing <dice her money away>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to play games with dice <dice for drinks in the bar — Malcolm Lowry>

  6. 2 :  to take a chance <the temptation to dice with death — Newsweek>

dicer noun

Examples of dice in a sentence

  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



DICE Defined for Kids

1

dice

play
noun \ˈdīs\

Definition of dice for Students

plural dice

  1. :  2die 1




2

dice

play
verb

Definition of dice for Students

diceddicing

  1. :  to cut into small cubes <dice carrots>





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