dice

/daɪs / (say duys)

plural noun (singular die)
1. small cubes of plastic, ivory, bone, or wood, marked on each side with a different number of spots (1 to 6), usually used in pairs in games of chance or in gambling.
2. (construed as singular) a single small cube of such a kind.
3. (construed as singular) any of various games, especially gambling games, played by shaking the dice (in the cupped hand or in a receptacle) and throwing them on to a flat surface.
4. any small cubes.
verb (diced, dicing)
verb (t)
5. to cut into small cubes.
6. to decorate with cube-like figures.
7. Colloquial to throw away, reject.
verb (i)
8. to play at dice.
phrase
9. dice with death, Colloquial to act dangerously or take a risk.
10. no dice, Colloquial of no use; unsuccessful; out of luck.
11. the throw of the dice, random luck.
{see die2}
dicer, noun
Usage: The singular form die is now rarely used. Dice is the usual form for both the plural and the singular (def. 2).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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