[ dahys ]
/ daɪs /
plural noun, singular die.
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.
verb (used with object), diced, dic·ing.
to cut into small cubes.
to decorate with cubelike figures.
to lose by gambling with dice (often followed by away).
verb (used without object), diced, dic·ing.
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.
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
Related formsdic·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for dicer
At this moment a loud peal of laughter greeted the second dicer.Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape From the Brigand's of Greece|Bracebridge Hemyng
With the sandbox tilted in the air, like a dicer about to make his throw, he looked at the lad.The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for dicer
/ (daɪs) /
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
Derived Formsdicer, noun
Word Origin for dice
C14: plural of die ²
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Idioms and Phrases with dicer
see load the dice; no deal (dice).
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