American English

Definition of die noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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(pl. dice) a small cube of wood, plastic, etc., with a different number of spots on each of its sides, used in games of chance see also dice
  3. Idioms
    the die is cast (saying)
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    used to say that an event has happened or a decision has been made that cannot be changed
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: die