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dice

noun \ ˈdīs \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of dice

plural dice
1 a :die 1
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 :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.

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Origin and Etymology of dice

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

dice Synonyms

Synonyms
bones, die

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dice

verb

Definition of dice

diced; dicing
transitive verb
1 a :to cut into small cubes
  • diced onions
b :to ornament with square markings
  • diced leather
2 a :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 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

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Origin and Etymology of dice

Middle English dycen, from dyce

dice Synonyms

Synonyms
chop, hash, mince
Related Words
chip, grate, grind, kibble, mash, puree (or purée), slice; butcher, carve, dissect


DICE Defined for English Language Learners

dice

noun

Definition of dice for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of dice for English Language Learners

  • : to cut (food) into small cubes


DICE Defined for Kids

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dice

noun \ ˈdīs \

Definition of dice for Students

plural dice
:2die 1

2

dice

verb

Definition of dice for Students

diced; dicing
:to cut into small cubes
  • dice carrots


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