from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plural of die2.
- n. A small cube, as of food.
- n. A dish of diced food.
- intransitive v. To play or gamble with dice.
- transitive v. To win or lose (money) by gambling with dice.
- transitive v. To cut (food) into small cubes.
- transitive v. To decorate with dicelike figures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of die.
- n. Gaming with one or more dice.
- n. A die.
- n. this sense?) (proscribed by some) An alternative singular of die, for such meanings of die as have the plural dice.
- n. That which has been diced.
- v. To play dice.
- v. To cut into small cubes.
- v. To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See die, n.
- intransitive v. To play games with dice.
- transitive v. To cut into small cubes.
- transitive v. To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The plural of die.
- A game with dice. See die.
- To play with dice.
- To cut into cubes or squares.
- To sew a kind of waved pattern on (the border of a garment).
- To decorate with a pattern (especially a woven one) resembling cubes seen diagonally—that is, with hexagons so shaded by the run of the thread as to resemble cubes so placed; less properly, to weave with a pattern of squares or lozenges touching one another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. play dice
- n. a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
- v. cut into cubes
‘Cold calling’ victims to effectively ask them if they found the whole experience of being a victim pleasant means the dice is always loaded towards a negative response, regardless of how good our service was.
** "The best way to throw dice, is to throw them out." - advice written by an author who lived between 1835 and 1910
The use of different dice is confusing at first but any kind of gamer gets it down pretty soon.
Rolling more city dice is good for more resources, but it increases your chances for getting really bad results (more than two skulls) as well.
My eyeballs just rolled on the floor like some dice of fate like some dice from a poker game being played in a sand castle
With respect to the larger culture Einstein's view of God and dice is a colorful reference to a non-scientific concept to make a philosophical scientific point even if it was subsequently shown erroneous.
Patronage and rolling the dice is replaced by good old democracy.
No basement geek would be worth his weight in dice without the orange glow on his fingers.
The god he referred to when he said "God does not play dice" is the monist god: the laws governing clockwork and ping-pong balls.
The Persians are the readiest backgammon-players known to me, better even than the Greeks; they throw the dice from the hand and continue foully abusing the fathers and mothers of the “bones” whilst the game lasts.
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