small cubes of plastic, ivory, bone, or wood, marked on each side with one to six spots, usually used in pairs in games of chance or in gambling.
any of various games, especially gambling games, played by shaking and throwing from two to six dice or poker dice onto a flat surface.: Compare craps.
any small cubes.
Auto Racing. a jockeying for lead position between two or more drivers in which tactics are used to pass or keep from being passed.
to cut into small cubes.
to decorate with cubelike figures.
to lose by gambling with dice (often followed by away).
to play at dice.
to cause or bring about by gambling with dice.
Auto Racing. to duel with another car or cars in a dice.
Idioms about dice
no dice, Informal. of no use or help; ineffective.
- dicer, noun
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How to use dice in a sentence
There are various ways you can slice and dice the data, most obviously by considering the effects of age and sex.
Add the remaining oil to the empty pot, followed by the onions and the diced vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, softened slightly, about 4 minutes.Hearty winter vegetables are at the root of this red wine chicken stew | Ellie Krieger | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Turn up the heat to medium-high, and toss in the diced pineapple, cooking for two more minutes until the pineapple is heated through and slightly soft.
At that point, you can rule out all the configurations of 128 dice that involve that unworkable starting configuration of 12 tiles.
Unfortunately, finding a clique of 128 dice is a particularly thorny problem.
So why are so many wealthy Florida business owners lining up to roll the dice?
Instead, Obama, like Jon Stewart, uses jokes that slice and dice his targets by name.
Healthy individuals had lucked out while their sick relatives simple ended up with a bad genetic roll of the dice.
We learning how to dice an onion into perfect, tiny cubes (the secret is not to remove the root when you peel the skin).Thai Curry Therapy At London’s L’Atelier Des Chefs | Emma Woolf | February 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
dice had just finished a stand-up show in Westbury, and his manager phoned to tell him Woody Allen wanted a meeting.Andrew Dice Clay on ‘Blue Jasmine,’ His Alleged Misogyny, and More | Marlow Stern | July 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because they used a heavier ball, roulette looked about the same as on Earth, and the same went for the dice games.Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
Anyway, the dice were sure loaded against a certain party he knew.
By a strange mania this prince spends his time sitting before a table, on which are placed six dice and a dice-box.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
True the Prophet—on whom be peace—forbids dice; but Allah will be compassionate, and I have some about me.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
And Mary, opening her eyes, now saw Zubair and the chief standing by the rock, and shaking the dice in the hollows of their hands.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for dice
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
Also called: die (functioning as singular) one of these cubes
small cubes as of vegetables, chopped meat, etc
no dice slang, mainly US and Canadian an expression of refusal or rejection
to cut (food, etc) into small cubes
(intr) to gamble with or play at a game involving dice
(intr) to take a chance or risk (esp in the phrase dice with death)
(tr) Australian informal to abandon or reject
(tr) to decorate or mark with dicelike shapes
- dicer, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with dice
see load the dice; no deal (dice).
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