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dice

 (dīs)
n.
1. Plural of die2.
2. pl. dice also dices (used with a pl. verb) Small cubes of food.
v. diced, dic·ing, dic·es
v.intr.
To play or gamble with dice.
v.tr.
1. To win or lose (money) by gambling with dice.
2. To cut (food) into small cubes.
3. To decorate with dicelike figures.

[Middle English, alternative spelling of dys, plural of de, dys, a die; see die2.]

dice

(daɪs)
pl n
1. (Gambling, except Cards) cubes of wood, plastic, etc, each of whose sides has a different number of spots (1 to 6), used in games of chance and in gambling to give random numbers
2. (Games, other than specified) cubes of wood, plastic, etc, each of whose sides has a different number of spots (1 to 6), used in games of chance and in gambling to give random numbers
3. (Gambling, except Cards) (functioning as singular) Also called: die one of these cubes
4. (Games, other than specified) (functioning as singular) Also called: die one of these cubes
5. small cubes as of vegetables, chopped meat, etc
6. no dice slang chiefly US and Canadian an expression of refusal or rejection
vb
7. (Cookery) to cut (food, etc) into small cubes
8. (Gambling, except Cards) (intr) to gamble with or play at a game involving dice
9. (Games, other than specified) (intr) to gamble with or play at a game involving dice
10. (intr) to take a chance or risk (esp in the phrase dice with death)
11. (tr) informal Austral to abandon or reject
12. (tr) to decorate or mark with dicelike shapes
[C14: plural of die2]
ˈdicer n

dice

(daɪs)

n.pl., sing. die for 1, n.pl.
1. small cubes, marked on each side with one to six spots, usu. used in pairs in games or gambling.
2. (used with a sing. v.) any of various games, esp. gambling games, played by shaking and throwing such cubes.
3. any small cubes.
v.t.
4. to cut into small cubes.
5. to decorate with cubelike figures.
6. to lose by gambling with dice (often fol. by away).
v.i.
7. to play at dice.
Idioms:
no dice,
a. of no use; ineffective.
b. (used as a negative response to a request.)
[1300–50; Middle English dees, dis, dyce (singular and pl.), dyces (pl.) < Old French de(i)z, dés (pl.); see die2]
dic′er, n.

dice


Past participle: diced
Gerund: dicing

Imperative
dice
dice
Present
I dice
you dice
he/she/it dices
we dice
you dice
they dice
Preterite
I diced
you diced
he/she/it diced
we diced
you diced
they diced
Present Continuous
I am dicing
you are dicing
he/she/it is dicing
we are dicing
you are dicing
they are dicing
Present Perfect
I have diced
you have diced
he/she/it has diced
we have diced
you have diced
they have diced
Past Continuous
I was dicing
you were dicing
he/she/it was dicing
we were dicing
you were dicing
they were dicing
Past Perfect
I had diced
you had diced
he/she/it had diced
we had diced
you had diced
they had diced
Future
I will dice
you will dice
he/she/it will dice
we will dice
you will dice
they will dice
Future Perfect
I will have diced
you will have diced
he/she/it will have diced
we will have diced
you will have diced
they will have diced
Future Continuous
I will be dicing
you will be dicing
he/she/it will be dicing
we will be dicing
you will be dicing
they will be dicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dicing
you have been dicing
he/she/it has been dicing
we have been dicing
you have been dicing
they have been dicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dicing
you will have been dicing
he/she/it will have been dicing
we will have been dicing
you will have been dicing
they will have been dicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dicing
you had been dicing
he/she/it had been dicing
we had been dicing
you had been dicing
they had been dicing
Conditional
I would dice
you would dice
he/she/it would dice
we would dice
you would dice
they would dice
Past Conditional
I would have diced
you would have diced
he/she/it would have diced
we would have diced
you would have diced
they would have diced

dice


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To cut into small cubes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dice - a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six facesdice - a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
square block, cube - a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube
five, five-spot - a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
four-spot, four - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
one-spot - a domino or die whose upward face shows one pip
six-spot, six - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
Verb1.dice - cut into cubes; "cube the cheese"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.dice - play dice
gamble - play games for money
Translations
لُعْبَة النَّرْد، زَهْر الطاوِلَهنَرْديُراهِن بواسِطَة النَّرْد، يُقامِريَقْطَع الخُضروات إلى مُكَعَّبات
hrát v kostkykostkakostkynakrájet na kostičky
terning
nopat
kockica
játékkockakockázik
kasta tengingumskera í smáteningateningur
さいころ
주사위
burtai mestķkauliukasžaisti kauliukaisžaisti su mirtimi
sagriezt kubveida gabaliņosspēlēt kauliņu spēlispēļu kauliņš
hrať kockykocky
kocka
tärning
ลูกเต๋า
zarzar atmakkumar oynamakkuşbaşı kesmek/doğramak
xúc xắc

dice

[daɪs]
A. Ndado m; (as pl) → dados mpl; (= shapes) → cubitos mpl
no dice! (US) → ¡ni hablar!, ¡nada de eso!
see also load B3
B. VT [+ vegetables] → cortar en cubitos
diced vegetablesmenestra f de verduras
C. VIjugar a los dados
to dice with deathjugar con la muerte

dice

[ˈdaɪs] [dice] [ˈdaɪs] (pl)
nm
vt (= cut in cubes) [+ vegetables] → couper en dés, couper en cubes

dice

n pl <-> → Würfel m; to play diceWürfel spielen, würfeln; to roll the dicewürfeln; dice cup or boxWürfelbecher m; no dice (esp US inf) → (das) ist nicht drin (inf)
viwürfeln; to dice with death/dangermit dem Tode/der Gefahr spielen
vt (Cook) → würfelig or in Würfel schneiden

dice

[daɪs]
1. n pl invdado
to play dice → giocare a dadi
2. vt (Culin) → tagliare a dadini
3. vi to dice with deathscherzare con la morte

dice

(dais) plural dice noun
(American die (dai) ) a small cube, usually with numbered sides or faces, used in certain games. It is your turn to throw the dice.
verb
1. to cut (vegetables etc) into small cubes. She diced the carrots for the soup.
2. to compete (with someone) at throwing dice; to gamble.
ˈdicey adjective
uncertain; risky. a dicey situation.
dice with death
to do something very risky (and dangerous). He diced with death every time he took a short cut across the main railway line.
the die is cast
the decisive step has been taken – there is no going back.

dice

نَرْد kostky terning Würfel ζάρια dado, dados nopat kockica dadi さいころ 주사위 dobbelstenen terning kości dado игральные кости tärning ลูกเต๋า zar xúc xắc 骰子
References in classic literature ?
Yes, even these:" she showed two dice in the palm of her little hand.
They were learning to swear in voluble English; they were learning to pick up cigar stumps and smoke them, to pass hours of their time gambling with pennies and dice and cigarette cards; they were learning the location of all the houses of prostitution on the "Levee," and the names of the "madames" who kept them, and the days when they gave their state banquets, which the police captains and the big politicians all attended.
And in this point of trusting to some throw of fortune's dice, Godfrey can hardly be called specially old-fashioned.
1] The Kafir witch-doctors use the knuckle-bones of animals in their magic rites, throwing them something as we throw dice.