Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dice”

See all translations

dice

noun [C] uk   /daɪs/ ( plural dice) us  

dice noun [C] (GAME)

C2 ( US also or old use die) a small cube (= object with six equal square sides) with a different number of spots on each side, used in games involving chance: We need two dice to play the game. You roll/throw the dice and whoever gets the highest score goes first. [U] any game involving chance in which dice are thrown: Let's play dice.
More examples

dice noun [C] (PIECE)

a small square piece of something: Cut the potatoes into small dice.
Idioms

dice

verb uk   /daɪs/ us  

dice verb (CUT)

C2 [T] to cut food into small squares: Peel and dice the potatoes. diced carrots

dice verb (GAME)

dice with death to do something extremely dangerous and silly: You're dicing with death driving at that speed on icy roads.
Translations of “dice”
in Korean 주사위…
in Arabic الزَّهْر…
in French dé…
in Turkish zar…
in Italian dado…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遊戲, 骰子, 擲骰子類遊戲…
in Russian кубик для игры…
in Polish kostka (do gry)…
in Spanish dado…
in Portuguese dado…
in German der Würfel…
in Catalan dau…
in Japanese さいころ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 游戏, 骰子, 掷骰子类游戏…
(Definition of dice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dice?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dice” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More