noun (dies, pl2=dice)
- (plural: dice) A polyhedron, usually a cube, with numbers or symbols on each side and used in game of chance, games of chance.
verb (d, y, ing)
- 1748. David Hume. s:An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Enquiry concerning the human understanding. In: Wikisource. Wikimedia: 2007. Â§ 46.
- : If a were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining sides, it would be more probable, that the former would turn up than the latter ;
- (plural: dies) The cubical part of a pedestal, a plinth.
- (plural: dies) A device for cutting into a specify, specified shape.
- (plural: dies) An embossed device used in stamping coins and medals.
- (plural: dice or dies) A fragment of a completed integrated circuit wafer, among those produced by fracturing the wafer as specified in its design, that includes a portion that (unless defective) can provide the electronic function for which it was designed, but whose further mechanical subdivision would irreversibly impair that function.
- (intransitive) To stop live, living; to become dead; to undergo death.
- My mother died of cancer.
- (intransitive) To be cut off from family or friends.
- ''The day our sister eloped, she died to our mother.
- (context, intransitive, idiomatic) To become spiritually dead; to lose hope.
- He died a little inside each time she refused to speak to him.
- (context, intransitive, idiomatic) To be mortified or shocked by a situation.
- ''If anyone sees me wearing this ridiculous outfit, I'll .
- (intransitive, of a machine) to stop working, to break down.
- My car died in the middle of the freeway this morning.
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