Dice are what you roll when you're playing Yahtzee or Monopoly; they are two cubes marked with dots on each side that represent the numbers one through six.

The noun dice is the plural form of the singular die. Although many people use the word dice when they're talking about a single die, it's actually only correct to call two or more of the dotted cubes dice. You can also use the word as a verb to mean "chop into tiny pieces or cubes." You might, for example, read a recipe instruction that says: "Dice three tomatoes."

Definitions of dice

n a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers

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five, five-spot
a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
four, four-spot
a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
a domino or die whose upward face shows one pip
six, six-spot
a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
Type of:
cube, square block
a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube

v play dice

Type of:
play games for money

v cut into cubes

Type of:
separate with or as if with an instrument

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