A traditional die is a cube, with each of its six faces showing a different number of dots ( pips) from 1 to 6. When thrown or rolled, the die comes to rest showing on its upper surface a random integer from one to six, each value being equally likely. A variety of similar devices are also described as dice; such specialized dice may have polyhedral or irregular shapes and may have faces marked with symbols instead of numbers. They may be used to produce results other than one through six. Loaded and crooked dice are designed to favor some results over others for purposes of cheating or amusement.
A dice tray, a tray used to contain thrown dice, is sometimes used for gambling or board games, in particular to allow dice throws which do not interfere with other game pieces.
Dice are polyhedral objects used in games for generating random numbers.
Dice, DICE, or dicing may also refer to:
Dice (2001) is a Canada/UK co-produced drama television mini-series. It was directed by Rachel Talalay and written by A. L. Kennedy and John Burnside, inspired by cult 70s novel The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart.
Dice (hide song)
"Dice" is the third single by Japanese musician hide, released on January 21, 1994. It reached number 6 on the Oricon chart. The B-side is a remix of his previous single " Eyes Love You".
The single was re-released on December 12, 2007, with a new cover. On April 28, 2010, it was re-released again as part of the first releases in "The Devolution Project", which was a release of hide's original eleven singles on picture disc vinyl.
Dice (Finley Quaye song)
"Dice" is a single released by Finley Quaye. It was written with Beth Orton and recorded by William Orbit.
Dice (1925–1927) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by Harry Payne Whitney, he was purchased as a yearling by Gladys Mills Phipps who raced him under her Wheatley Stable banner.
After making a winning debut in an overnight race at Jamaica Racetrack in New York, Dice went on to win four straight important races for his age group. After a one-mile workout at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the following weeks Saratoga Special Stakes, Dice suddenly began bleeding from the nostrils and died.
Dice was retrospectively voted co-winner with Reigh Count as the American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt for 1927, an award won by his sire Dominant in 1915.
DICE is a German progressive rock band that was founded in 1974 in West Germany (Gütersloh/Eastern Westphalia) by Christian Nóvé (voc, git), Andreas Schattschneider (git), Gerd Brummel (dr) and Norbert Schulze (effects). After several regroupings the band moved to Frankfurt am Main in 1977, and released 2 LP albums. In 1992, the band’s composer and lead singer Christian Nóvé revived the group in Leipzig. Since having released a record every year since 1997, the band attained a somewhat iconic position in the progressive rock genre. Today, DICE is internationally known.
Dice is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.
DICE (DEA database)
DICE is a DEA database consists largely of phone log and Internet data gathered legally by the DEA through subpoenas, arrests and search warrants nationwide. DICE includes about 1 billion records, and they are kept for about a year and then purged
Dice (programming language)
Dice is a general purpose, object-oriented programming language. The principal is simplicity, pulling many themes of the language from Java. Dice is a high level language that utilizes LLVM IR to abstract away hardware implementation of code. Utilizing the LLVM as a backend allows for automatic garbage collection of variables as well. Dice is a strongly typed programming language, meaning that at compile time the language will be type-checked, thus preventing runtime errors of type.
, stylized di[e]ce, is a manga written and illustrated by Kana Yamamoto. Since 2007, it has been serialized in a shōjo manga magazine, Monthly Comic Zero Sum. The story covers two best-friends, Kazuki Naruse and Haruki Koutake, which is on the advanced track of Seitoukou Academy. Though they are not connected by blood, these two whose faces are so similar coincidentally have their 16th birthdays on November 11. However, on that fateful anniversary, the game of fate—killing and surviving, which is called di[e]ce, started, revealing that they are the two kings that is supposed to kill each other in order to finish the game. The manga chapters ended on November, 2010, and the series has 6 collected volumes published by Ichijinsha. They are also available in French.
Dice (TV series)
Dice is an American comedy television series created by Scot Armstrong. The series stars Andrew Dice Clay as himself. On March 20, 2015, Showtime ordered a six episode first season. The series premiered on April 10, 2016, on Showtime. The pilot was made available on April 1, 2016, through Amazon, Apple, YouTube, Hulu, Roku, PlayStation Vue and other streaming platforms and all six episodes were made available on April 10, 2016, via its streaming services and on-demand.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dice \Dice\ (d[imac]s), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Diced (d[imac]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Dicing.] To play games with dice.
I . . . diced not above seven times a week.
Dice \Dice\ (d[imac]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diced (d[imac]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Dicing.]
(Cooking) To cut into small cubes; as, to slice and dice carrots.
To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
Dice \Dice\ (d[imac]s), 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
--Brande & C.
Die \Die\, n.; pl. in 1 and (usually) in 2, Dice (d[=i]s); in 4 & 5, Dies (d[=i]z). [OE. dee, die, F. d['e], fr. L. datus given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. See Date a point of time.]
A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See Dice.
Any small cubical or square body.
Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies.
That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
Such is the die of war.
(Arch.) That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.
A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc.
A perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing.
A hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool.
Cutting die (Mech.), a thin, deep steel frame, sharpened to a cutting edge, for cutting out articles from leather, cloth, paper, etc.
The die is cast, the hazard must be run; the step is taken, and it is too late to draw back; the last chance is taken.
n. 1 (plural of die English) 2 (context uncountable English) Gaming with one or more dice. 3 (context countable proscribed by some; standard in British English English) A die#Noun. 4 (context uncountable formerly countable cooking English) That which has been diced. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To play dice. 2 (context transitive English) To cut into small cubes. 3 (context transitive English) To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., des, dys, plural of dy (see die (n.)), altered 14c. to dyse, dyce, and 15c. to dice. "As in pence, the plural s retains its original breath sound, probably because these words were not felt as ordinary plurals, but as collective words" [OED]. Sometimes used as singular 1400-1700.
"to cut into cubes," late 14c., from dice (n.). Meaning "to play at dice" is from early 15c. Related: Diced; dicing.
v. cut into cubes; "cube the cheese" [syn: cube]
n. small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers [syn: die]
Usage examples of "dice".
Would Alder and Dogal and all the soldiers he had diced with get themselves killed in a futile defense?
Jigsaws, cards, roulette counters, poker chips, spillikins, marbles, yarrow stalks, dice, jacks, Trivial Pursuit wedges, bridge score-sheets, discarded Pictionary doodles, Scrabble tiles, bits of unidentifiable plastic and shards of bakelite, wood and metal formed a jumbled compost capable of engaging a dedicated housekeeper for several months of full-time sifting, cataloguing and sorting into the correct boxes.
Maybe it would have been better for all concerned if he had birled the bottle and rattled the dice like the rest.
Memories of warm nights in barracks and the casern, all his old friends, strong young men, laughter and dice, drink and the laughing friendly whores.
There is a pool table in the rear, a pitcher of beer sells for a dollar, and the faded Chicano barmaid rolls dice with the patrons to keep the jukebox going.
Garnishing them with diced tomato and cilantro, he rolled them up in soft tortillas.
At a table in the large, open space through which the staircase made its way, one level below the suite of Sir Bass Foster, Duke of Norfolk, his herald, Sir Ali, one of his noble bodyguards, Don Diego, and his friend and mentor, Baron Melchoro, sat, dicing desultorily, swapping yarnsfor all three had been free-swords and had soldiered in many corners of the known world as well as many pockets of it that were less well knownand sipping at tiny cuplets of a black, thick, bitter decoction that Sir Ali prepared afresh now and then in a long-handled brass pot over the glowing coals of a brazier.
In silence the three dice and the box were placed by Doolan on the bar.
If she tosses a dice to decide whether to euthanize herself and James while in Q-space so as to enfold herself into psychospace -- by far the best way to choose, namely by chance --and if one of her selves does indeed toss the number for death, then one of her will definitely die but will not have lived in vain, and one of the remainder will survive.
If I had to guess, I would say in the nearest tavern, and odds or evens whether he has a dice cup in his hands or a girl on his knee.
He ate by means of his feet, dealt and played cards, and threw dice with the same members, exhibiting such dexterity that finally his companions refused to play with him.
The Gur eased back from his coil, slid his knife away and eyed the dice casually.
I was told afterwards that Voltaire used to play backgammon with him, and when he lost he would throw the dice and the box at his head.
Here were dice tables, a chuck-a-luck game, a keno game and a stud poker game going full blast.
And what do we say in return, back to them, we say, No dice, dirty spicks, lousy kikes, Puerto bastards, black men that want to steal our pure heritage!