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 True to her word, Sapphire left a present: Handcrafted dice. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "A lonely 4-year-old girl in California started a 'magic' fairy garden. Then came the first note from Sapphire.," 18 Dec. 2020 Expect the Dallas run defense’s woes to rear their ugly head once again, as Shanahan and the 49ers dice up the Cowboys for more than 150 yards on the ground -- and 200-plus certainly isn’t out of the question. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 bold predictions for Cowboys-49ers, which is a difficult matchup for Dallas on paper," 18 Dec. 2020 Finely dice shallot, capers, and cornichons, keeping the ingredients separate. Bill Buford, The New Yorker, "How to Make a Classic Bistro-Style Steak Tartare at Home," 17 Dec. 2020 This design relies on rolls of the dice and random encounters, but requires players to collaborate for resources as well, making for a complex dynamic that players can alter at will. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best board games: Five things to consider," 10 Dec. 2020 Varnum rolled the dice, placed the grapes in a vessel, and lightly punched them down. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Willamette Valley wineries turn lemons into lemonade with smoke-tainted 2020 vintage," 5 Dec. 2020 If tossing dice is the ultimate game of chance, chess is without question the definitive game of skill. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "A leadership lesson from The Queen’s Gambit," 12 Dec. 2020 Gift your foodie a fun way to ideate new meals with these foodie dice. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "43 gifts for even the pickiest men on your holiday list," 9 Dec. 2020 This was decided after the production group rolled three dice to see how many minutes were to be added on to the show. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, "Libertyville High School students perform play using Zoom," 23 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Next, dice the potatoes and add them and broth to the pot, then simmer until tender. Washington Post, "Loaded baked potato soup is the simple, luscious bowl of comfort I crave in colder months," 4 Jan. 2021 When liquid comes to a low boil, tear greens and finely dice the stems, if desired, and add to the pot. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Give your new year an auspicious start with a warming soup full of a black-eyed peas and winter greens," 31 Dec. 2020 On one hand, Dak Prescott can slice and dice any defense with a dominant receiver group and a surprisingly effective tight end. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 things we learned from Cowboys-Browns, including a silver lining hidden within the loss to Cleveland," 5 Oct. 2020 Cohan was freed up to slice and dice more zombies due to the untimely demise of her other show, Whiskey Cavalier. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Lamenting the loss of Whiskey Cavalier with Lauren Cohan," 2 Oct. 2020 Mahomes can slice and dice an opponent, delivering the ball from whatever arm angle necessary. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs prove they're in separate class from Ravens, rest of NFL," 29 Sep. 2020 Do not peel the poblanos, but remove the stem and seeds and dice the peppers. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Fire-Roasted Corn and Poblano Chile Salad," 23 Sep. 2020 The latest edition Saturday saw Louisville dice up the Indy defense early, jumping out to a 3-0 lead by the 44th minute on goals from Speedy Williams, Corben Bone and Napo Matsoso. Kevin Johnston, The Indianapolis Star, "Rival Louisville City continues to have Indy Eleven’s number," 6 Sep. 2020 Very finely dice the celery and bell pepper; tumble into a bowl. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Ease the chore of stay-at-home lunches with make-ahead treasures you can mine later," 26 Aug. 2020

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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 entry 2

Verb

Middle English dycen, from dyce dice entry 1

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

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Last Updated

14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Dice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dice. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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