Definition of die noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//daɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪ//
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  1. 1a block of metal with a special shape, or with a pattern cut into it, that is used for shaping other pieces of metal such as coins, or for making patterns on paper or leather
  2. 2(especially North American English) = dice
  3. Word Originnoun Middle English: from Old French de, from Latin datum ‘something given or played’, neuter past participle of dare.Idioms (saying) used to say that an event has happened or a decision has been made that cannot be changed
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: die