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
What hath he to gain more among the players and dicers and tavern brawlers and that idle crew?Judith Shakespeare | William Black
Gradually the dicers' laughter died; one by one they left their clusters and joined the circle at the fire.Nicanor - Teller of Tales | C. Bryson Taylor
A separate name was used by dicers for almost every possible throw of the tesserae and tali.Cato Maior de Senectute | Marcus Tullius Cicero
False in general as dicers' oaths; false on this side and on that, from beginning to end.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
The crowd bawls of dicers, crown and anchor players, thimbleriggers, broadsmen.Ulysses | James Joyce
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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