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Definition of dice (Meaning of dice)
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Dice Dice (d[imac]s), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Diced} (d[imac]st);
	     p. pr. & vb. n. {Dicing}.]
	     To play games with dice.
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	           I . . . diced not above seven times a week. --Shak.
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	  Dice Dice (d[imac]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diced} (d[imac]st);
	     p. pr. & vb. n. {Dicing}.]
	     1. (Cooking) To cut into small cubes; as, to slice and dice
	        carrots.
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	     2. To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
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	  Dice Dice (d[imac]s), n.; pl. of {Die}.
	     Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also,
	     the game played with dice. See {Die}, n.
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	     {Dice coal}, a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical
	        fragments. --Brande & C.
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	  Die Die, n.; pl. in 1 and (usually) in 2, {Dice} (d[=i]s); in
	     4 & 5, {Dies} (d[=i]z). [OE. dee, die, F. d['e], fr. L. datus
	     given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. See {Date} a
	     point of time.]
	     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}.
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	     2. Any small cubical or square body.
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	              Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies.
	                                                    --Watts.
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	     3. That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the
	        die; hazard; chance.
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	              Such is the die of war.               --Spenser.
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	     4. (Arch.) That part of a pedestal included between base and
	        cornice; the dado.
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	     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.
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	     {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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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