dice

[ dahys ]
/ daɪs /

plural noun, singular die.

verb (used with object), diced, dic·ing.

verb (used without object), diced, dic·ing.

Idioms for dice

    no dice, Informal. of no use or help; ineffective.

Origin of dice

1300–50; Middle English dees, dis, dyce (singular and plural), dyces (plural) < Old French de(i)z, dés (plural); see die2

OTHER WORDS FROM dice

dic·er, noun

Definition for dice (2 of 2)

die2
[ dahy ]
/ daɪ /

noun, plural dies for 1, 2, 4, dice for 3.

Machinery.
  1. any of various devices for cutting or forming material in a press or a stamping or forging machine.
  2. a hollow device of steel, often composed of several pieces to be fitted into a stock, for cutting the threads of bolts or the like.
  3. one of the separate pieces of such a device.
  4. a steel block or plate with small conical holes through which wire, plastic rods, etc., are drawn.
an engraved stamp for impressing a design upon some softer material, as in coining money.
singular of dice.
Architecture. dado(def 1).

verb (used with object), died, die·ing.

to impress, shape, or cut with a die.

Origin of die

2
1300–50; Middle English de (in early Modern English taking the vowel of the plural form dice) < Old French de(i), presumbly < Latin datum given (neuter past participle of dare to give), perhaps in the derivative sense “put, placed,” hence “played, cast”
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British Dictionary definitions for dice (1 of 3)

dice
/ (daɪs) /

pl n

verb

Derived forms of dice

dicer, noun

Word Origin for dice

C14: plural of die ²

British Dictionary definitions for dice (2 of 3)

die1
/ (daɪ) /

verb dies, dying or died (mainly intr)

Word Origin for die

Old English dīegan, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse deyja, Old High German touwen

usage for die

It was formerly considered incorrect to use the preposition from after die, but of and from are now both acceptable: he died of/from his injuries

British Dictionary definitions for dice (3 of 3)

die2
/ (daɪ) /

noun

Word Origin for die

C13 dee, from Old French de, perhaps from Vulgar Latin datum (unattested) a piece in games, noun use of past participle of Latin dare to play
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Medical definitions for dice

die
[ dī ]

v.

To cease living; become dead; expire.
To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade.
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Idioms and Phrases with dice (1 of 2)

dice

see load the dice; no deal (dice).

Idioms and Phrases with dice (2 of 2)

die

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