- enPR: dīs, IPA: /daɪs/, X-SAMPA: /daIs/
- Rhymes: -aɪs
- one of the two plurals of die
- 1972, ( translation ), Einstein: The Life and Times, Avon Books
- ( colloquial, proscribed ) An alternative singular of die, for such meanings of die as have the plural dice.
- ( intransitive ) To play dice .
- ( transitive ) To cut into small cubes .
- ( transitive ) To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes .
- dice ( dīs ), n.; pl. of Die. Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n.
dice coal, a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical fragments. Brande & C.
- dice ( dīs ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. diced ( dīst ); p. pr. & vb. n. dicing.] To play games with dice.
I . . . diced not above seven times a week. Shak.
- dice ( dīs ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diced ( dīst ); p. pr. & vb. n. Dicing.]
1. ( Cooking ) To cut into small cubes; as, “to slice and dice carrots”.
2. To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
The game of dice is singular. Thus in "Dice is a game played with dice," the first occurrence is singular, the second occurrence is plural. Otherwise, the singular usage is considered incorrect by many authorities. However, it should be noted that some authoritative sources state that “In modern standard English, the singular die ( rather than dice ) is uncommon. Dice is used for both the singular and the plural.” However this may be, the correct singular is still predominant among tabletop gamers .
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