dice

noun
\ ˈdīs How to pronounce dice (audio) \
plural dice

Definition of dice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

dice

verb
diced; dicing

Definition of dice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to cut into small cubes diced onions
b : to ornament with square markings diced leather
2a : to bring by playing dice dice himself into debt
b : to lose by dicing dice her money away

intransitive verb

1 : to play games with dice dice for drinks in the bar— Malcolm Lowry
2 : to take a chance the temptation to dice with deathNewsweek

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Other Words from dice

Verb

dicer noun

Synonyms for dice

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of dice in a Sentence

Noun In this game, each player rolls the dice to see who plays first. They were shooting dice in one of the bar's back rooms. Verb Dice the potatoes and add them to the soup. quickly diced some peppers and onions and threw them into the stew
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun What is less clear is how many states will want to do that and be willing to roll the dice with a cap on federal contributions. Abby Goodnough, New York Times, "Trump Administration Unveils a Major Shift in Medicaid," 30 Jan. 2020 For salsa, cut equal amounts of onion and green or yellow bell pepper into medium dice. James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, "10 things to make with your prized Thanksgiving leftovers," 21 Nov. 2019 Cut the salmon into small dice, keeping it as cold as possible. Chris Ross, San Diego Union-Tribune, "House-made teriyaki shines in Salmon Poke," 9 July 2019 Transfer the tomatoes to a cutting board and cut into a medium dice. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "'Wichcraft's Braised Short Rib Sandwich," 1 May 2010 If the Sox decide to roll the dice, keep Betts, and chase another championship, there can be no half-measures. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Prepare yourself to be underwhelmed by any Mookie Betts deal," 30 Jan. 2020 As this 60-year-old reader expressed, retirement planning is a lot like rolling the dice. Washington Post, "Retirement planning is a guessing game. Guess wrong, and you could lose a lot.," 18 Nov. 2019 In the video, posted, at least 10 males are seen in a hotel room with large amounts of money on the hotel beds and floor while the people are seen rolling dice. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Investigators working to confirm social media videos are from Hampton Inn double homicide," 4 Nov. 2019 Still early in the first quarter and the Panthers facing a fourth down and two yards to go at their own 26-yard line, Taylor rolled the dice and running back Harris-Hines picked up five yards for the first down. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Late kick lifts Splendora over Liberty in final seconds, 16-14," 29 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Pumpkin steamed in the pressure cooker is easy to peel and dice and the steaming liquid can be used as a flavorful liquid in another recipe. oregonlive, "29 Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including 3 must-have green bean casseroles," 20 Nov. 2019 Peeled, diced and roasted, pumpkin and other winter squashes make a fantastically delicious side dish to roast pork and poultry. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Keep celebrating the season with pasta dinner with pumpkin, sage and sausage," 4 Nov. 2019 Taleggio, rind trimmed and cheese diced (about 2 cups) 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (from ½ lemon) ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (about 2 oz.) 1. Diane J. Cho, PEOPLE.com, "Build Your Thanksgiving Menu with These Food & Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Celebs," 22 Nov. 2019 And as Jee and her colleagues now show, H0LiCOW’s lensed quasars are the gift that keeps on giving: They can be sliced and diced in a completely different way to estimate the Hubble constant. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "The universe might be acting weird. Cosmic 'lenses' may help reveal why.," 12 Sep. 2019 Mr Johnson, who diced with the possibility of being one of Britain’s shortest-serving prime ministers, is now all-powerful. The Economist, "Britain’s election Victory for Boris Johnson’s all-new Tories," 13 Dec. 2019 Chop, slice or dice them and store in plastic sealable bags in the refrigerator. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Gratin vs. casserole: Here's the difference and why these side dishes are favorites," 20 Nov. 2019 Tomatillo Salsa Yields 2 cups 1 pound tomatillos, quartered ½ cup onion, chopped 1 jalapeño, dicedJuice of 2 limes ¼ cup cilantro Salt and pepper Place tomatillos, onions and jalapeño in a pot with 1 cup water and boil for 15 minutes. Caron Golden, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Inspiring tomorrow’s home cooks," 12 Mar. 2018 No system is just going to dice a Finals defense up. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Steve Kerr not offended by Kevin Durant’s criticism of Warriors’ offense," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of dice

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for dice

Noun

Middle English dyce, from dees, dyce, plural of dee die — more at die

Verb

Middle English dycen, from dyce

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The first known use of dice was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

19 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dice. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for dice

dice

noun
How to pronounce dice (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

dice

verb

English Language Learners Definition of dice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cut (food) into small cubes

dice

noun
\ ˈdīs How to pronounce dice (audio) \
plural dice

Kids Definition of dice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dice

verb
diced; dicing

Kids Definition of dice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cut into small cubes dice carrots

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