dice

dice
dice [dīs]
pl.n.
sing. die or dice [ME dis, pl.: see DIE2]
1. small cubes of bone, plastic, etc. marked on each side with a different number of spots (from one to six) and used, usually in pairs, in games of chance
2. [with sing. v.] a gambling game played with dice
3. any small cubes, as of food
vi.
diced, dicing
to play or gamble with dice
vt.
1. to lose by gambling with dice
2. to cut (vegetables, etc.) into small cubes
3. to mark with a pattern of cubes or squares; checker
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no dice [from a call in craps disallowing a throw] Informal
1. no: used in refusing a request
2. no success, luck, etc.
dicer
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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