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 Sagrada is one of the best dice-drafting games on the market. Keith Law, Ars Technica, "Review: Sagrada, a top dice-drafting board game, goes digital," 2 May 2020 Those must include how things like dice, cards and chips will be disinfected. NBC News, "Fewer players will be allowed once Nevada casino gambling resumes," 6 May 2020 The set includes four cardboard tokens featuring Baby Yoda in varying states of repose, plus 18 Title Deed cards, 16 Bounty Puck cards, 16 cartoon cards, 32 plastic hideouts, 12 plastic common houses, 12 dice and a franchise-themed money pack. Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, "Celebrate Star Wars Day with new Barbie dolls and a Baby Yoda board game," 4 May 2020 Dice Forge 2-4 players, 45 minutes, age 8+, $32 at Amazon Pure engine-building fun with chunky plastic dice. Aaron Zimmerman, Dan Thurot, Ars Technica, "The best board games to play with your quarantined housemates," 26 Apr. 2020 Who paid the price To rescue him, who cast The dice against His worthlessness at last? Sarah Ruden, National Review, "Peter," 16 Apr. 2020 Chessex delivers dice in a seemingly endless variety of colors and styles. Popular Science, "Polyhedral gaming dice are the weapons of your imagination," 9 Apr. 2020 The Transcriptworld that’s emerging is a decoy, a scrim placed over the complex machinery that slices and dices personal data to multiple ends, invisible to us. Jonathan Zittrain, The Atlantic, "A World Without Privacy Will Revive the Masquerade," 7 Feb. 2020 The randomness, like the randomness of a pair of dice and all other random phenomena, are caused by our ignorance. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘Randomness From Determinism’," 22 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Now the 24-year-old buys six heads of cauliflower for himself and his family each week and dices them to accompany his meals. Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "‘The New Kale’: Cauliflower Becomes a Bestseller," 4 Mar. 2020 Slice the carrot, cut up the cauliflower, dice the onion, strip the kale leaves off the stems, peel and chop the garlic, and chop the herbs. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "How to make your own veggie burgers," 24 Oct. 2019 Because the goal is fluffy seasoned rice studded with crisp bits, start by dicing your ingredients to about the same size, somewhere between one-fourth and one-half inch. Los Angeles Times, "How to Boil Water: The simplest fried rice to use up whatever you have," 13 Apr. 2020 The growing popularity of fast-casual restaurants like Thai, Indian, or poke—diced and marinated raw fish—has led to a rush for ownership of certain aspects of that culture, said Telly Wong of IW Group marketing agency in New York City. Fortune, "Trademark infringement suit says a restaurant’s name causes a panda confusion," 11 Mar. 2020 The spliced, diced and resized trench coats and military bombers that Chitose Abe presented at Sacai combined familiarity with inventiveness. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Best—and Weirdest—Men’s Trends From the Fall Shows," 24 Jan. 2020 Leftover turkey and roast vegetables can be diced and fried in a cast-iron skillet to make a succulent hash. Wolfgang Puck, chicagotribune.com, "Turkey croquettes can transform your Thanksgiving leftovers," 12 Nov. 2019 As the Hyundai N performance sub-brand's first effort in the United States, the Veloster N remains a bouncing bundle of front-wheel-drive joy that goads us to dice through traffic and search out more entertaining routes on our daily slogs. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Our Hyundai Veloster N Demands to Be Heard," 30 Mar. 2020 They prep ingredients at CommonWealth Kitchen, the food incubator in Dorchester, where Margarita spends hours roasting vegetables, removing seeds from chiles, chopping chocolate, grinding spices, slicing and dicing by hand to make the sauce. Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "Mr. Tamole team brings authenic tamales to town," 16 July 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

27 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dice. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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