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dicing

[ dahy-sing ]
/ ˈdaɪ sɪŋ /
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noun

gambling or playing with dice.
ornamentation, especially of leather, with squares or diamonds.

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RELATED WORDS

crumble, grind, speculate, wager, cleave, cube, divide, mince, slash, hack, whack, shave, slice, rip, carve, curtail, cut, hash, chip, dice

Nearby words

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Origin of dicing

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at dice, -ing1

Definition for dicing (2 of 2)

dice

[ dahys ]
/ daɪs /

plural noun, singular die.

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

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

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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British Dictionary definitions for dicing

dice

/ (daɪs) /

pl n

verb

Derived Formsdicer, noun

Word Origin for dice

C14: plural of die ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with dicing

dice


see load the dice; no deal (dice).

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