Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Small cubes of food.
  • intransitive verb To play or gamble with dice.
  • intransitive verb To win or lose (money) by gambling with dice.
  • intransitive verb To cut (food) into small cubes.
  • intransitive verb To decorate with dicelike figures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See die, n.
  • noun a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical fragments.
  • intransitive verb To play games with dice.
  • transitive verb (Cooking) To cut into small cubes.
  • transitive verb To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of die.
  • noun uncountable Gaming with one or more dice.
  • noun countable A die.
  • noun this sense?) (proscribed by some) An alternative singular of die, for such meanings of die as have the plural dice.
  • noun uncountable, cooking That which has been diced.
  • verb intransitive To play dice.
  • verb transitive To cut into small cubes.
  • verb transitive To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb play dice
  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
  • verb cut into cubes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ Pl. of die.]

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  • Or think of a decent young citizen in a toga--perhaps too much dice, you know--coming out here in the train of some prefect, or tax-gatherer, or trader even, to mend his fortunes. -- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

    March 5, 2011