dice

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
  1. noun
    a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    synonyms: die
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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
    one-spot
    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
  2. verb
    play dice
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    type of:
    gamble
    play games for money
  3. verb
    cut into cubes
    synonyms: cube
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    type of:
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
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