dice
I. noun (plural dice) Etymology: Middle English dyce, from dees, dyce, plural of dee die — more at die Date: 14th century 1. a. die 1 b. a gambling game played with dice 2. plural also dices a small cubical piece (as of food) 3. a close contest between two racing-car drivers for position during a race II. verb (diced; dicing) Etymology: Middle English dycen, from dyce Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to cut into small cubes <
diced onions
>
b. to ornament with square markings <
diced leather
>
2. a. to bring by playing dice <
dice himself into debt
>
b. to lose by dicing <
dice her money away
>
intransitive verb 1. to play games with dice <
dice for drinks in the bar — Malcolm Lowry
>
2. to take a chance <
the temptation to dice with death — Newsweek
>
dicer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dice — (d[imac]s), n.; pl. of {Die}. Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See {Die}, n. [1913 Webster] {Dice coal}, a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical fragments. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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