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
Chicken is diced into square inches, marinated, and deep-fried in a wok, followed by a quick toss in brown sauce.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken | Marlow Stern | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I'm afraid those who have been to war and daily diced with death are rather cavalier with their health.
“They sliced and diced the data to fool people who are not sophisticated,” she says.
For tartar sauce combine diced onions and jalapenos with mayo and mix well.
But that mud has been sliced, diced, and depleted by multiple causes.BP’s $7.8 Billion Settlement of Deepwater Horizon Spill Does Nothing for Louisiana | John M. Barry | March 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
If vegetables are desired, they should be diced and added 20 minutes before serving, so that they will be cooked soft.
Then place the meat on a rack in a deep granite pan, an earthen bowl, or a baking dish, and surround it with the diced vegetables.
Diced cold veal or calves' brains creamed and served in this way are also delicious.
dice the contents of the tomatoes and mix with the other diced vegetables.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Mix the diced tomato, celery, and cucumber together, and just before serving drain them carefully so that no liquid remains.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
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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