dice n.; pl. of Die. Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n.
dice coal, a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical fragments.
dice v. i. [imp. & p. p. diced p. pr. & vb. n. dicing.] To play games with dice.
I . . . diced not above seven times a week. --Shak.
2. To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
Die, n.; pl. in 1 and (usually) in 2, Dice in 4 & 5, Dies
1. A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See Dice.
2. Any small cubical or square body.
Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies. --Watts.
3. That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
Such is the die of war. --Spenser.
4. Arch. That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.
5. Mach. (a) A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc. (b) A perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing. (c) A hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool.
Cutting die Mech., a thin, deep steel frame, sharpened to a cutting edge, for cutting out articles from leather, cloth, paper, etc.
The die is cast, the hazard must be run; the step is taken, and it is too late to draw back; the last chance is taken.
n : small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate
random numbers [syn: die]
v 1: cut into cubes; "cube the cheese" [syn: cube]
2: play dice