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Definitions of dice

  1. cut into cubes; " cube the cheese"
  2. small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers
  3. play dice
  4. Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n.
  5. To play games with dice.
  6. To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
  7. Of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state.
  8. Small cubes marked on the sides with one to six spots; used in games of chance.
  9. To play with dice.
  10. Cut into cubes.
  11. Pl. of DIE, for gaming.
  12. Cubes, usually of bone or ivory, marked on each side with black spots, from one to six.
  13. A game played with dice.
  14. Of Die, a game with diee.
  15. of Die
  16. Small cubes used in play.
  17. The die is cast, everything is hazarded; the last chance is taken or offered.
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Usage examples for dice

  1. Toss and turn with a fork, that the dice may not become brown. – The-Suffrage-Cook-Book by Kleber, L. O., Mrs.
  2. At one table they were throwing poker dice, but the rest were drinking beer and talking in a desultory way. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. After standing in the cold till our jaws rattled like a dice- box, a person in a long cloak appeared. – Doesticks, What He Says by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  4. Can he not see, the dice are cast? – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. They rested it upon the floor and, seating themselves upon it, began to cast dice. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. Landgrave William was not far from right when he added, in his quaint style, after recalling this well- known reply, " Your grace will observe, therefore, that when the abbot has dice in his pocket, the convent will play." – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. " We must throw round for it," said the foreman, taking the dice from his pocket. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  8. Now he lies sprawling under a table, playing at dice, though he understands them not. – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  9. As an earnest, however, of her spirit in the cause, she gave him a fifty pound note, that morning obtained from her husband, and which the Captain lost at one throw of the dice to his brother- in- law the same evening. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. Besides, by being told, Christian fights, as it were, with loaded dice. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  11. Yesterday, at the Duke of Pomerania's, it had again led him into that wild, mad dice- throwing. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Let your goods be divided by lot or by dice, how it falls you may never complain; But the sea- king himself takes no part in the lots- he considers the honour his gain. – Northland Heroes by Florence Holbrook
  13. And in this point of trusting to some throw of fortune's dice, Godfrey can hardly be called specially old- fashioned. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  14. They deal their blows with greater frequency than the man who stakes his money at dice and never fails to double the stakes every time he loses; yet, this game of theirs was very different; for there were no losses here, but only fierce blows and cruel strife. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  15. We are dots on a pair of dice. – FreeChildrenStories.com Collection by Daniel Errico
  16. Fiftly, he obiecteth customes of lying in bed, and of dining: namely that ten persons, more or lesse, men and women be altogether in the same bed, and that they eat their meat lying in bed: and that in the meane time they do nothing but play at dice or at tables. – The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, v. 1, Northern Europe by Richard Hakluyt
  17. I want the dice and the box for casting lots. – The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins
  18. Presently Mr. Pardoe scattered the dice upon the cloth. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  19. Each of two players has fifteen men, known as black and white, and each should have his own dice- box. – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  20. The number of these dice was generally six. – Indian Games by Andrew McFarland Davis
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