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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {To  turn  one's  coat},  to  change  one's  uniform  or  colors;  to 
  go  over  to  the  opposite  party. 
 
  {To  turn  one's  goods}  or  {money},  and  the  like  to  exchange 
  in  the  course  of  trade  to  keep  in  lively  exchange  or 
  circulation;  to  gain  or  increase  in  trade 
 
  {To  turn  one's  hand  to},  to  adapt  or  apply  one's  self  to  to 
  engage  in 
 
  {To  turn  out}. 
  a  To  drive  out  to  expel;  as  to  turn  a  family  out  of 
  doors;  to  turn  a  man  out  of  office. 
 
  I'll  turn  you  out  of  my  kingdom.  --  Shak. 
  b  to  put  to  pasture,  as  cattle  or  horses. 
  c  To  produce,  as  the  result  of  labor,  or  any  process  of 
  manufacture;  to  furnish  in  a  completed  state. 
  d  To  reverse,  as  a  pocket,  bag,  etc.,  so  as  to  bring  the 
  inside  to  the  outside;  hence  to  produce. 
  e  To  cause  to  cease,  or  to  put  out  by  turning  a 
  stopcock,  valve,  or  the  like  as  to  turn  out  the 
  lights. 
 
  {To  turn  over}. 
  a  To  change  or  reverse  the  position  of  to  overset;  to 
  overturn;  to  cause  to  roll  over 
  b  To  transfer;  as  to  turn  over  business  to  another 
  hand. 
  c  To  read  or  examine,  as  a  book,  while  turning  the 
  leaves.  ``We  turned  o'er  many  books  together.'' 
  --Shak. 
  d  To  handle  in  business;  to  do  business  to  the  amount 
  of  as  he  turns  over  millions  a  year.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  turn  over  a  new  leaf}.  See  under  {Leaf}. 
 
  {To  turn  tail},  to  run  away  to  retreat  ignominiously. 
 
  {To  turn  the  back},  to  flee;  to  retreat. 
 
  {To  turn  the  back  on}  or 
 
  {upon},  to  treat  with  contempt;  to  reject  or  refuse 
  unceremoniously. 
 
  {To  turn  the  corner},  to  pass  the  critical  stage;  to  get  by 
  the  worst  point;  hence  to  begin  to  improve,  or  to 
  succeed. 
 
  {To  turn  the  die}  or  {dice},  to  change  fortune. 
 
  {To  turn  the  edge}  or  {point  of},  to  bend  over  the  edge  or 
  point  of  so  as  to  make  dull;  to  blunt. 
 
  {To  turn  the  head}  or  {brain  of},  to  make  giddy,  wild, 
  insane,  or  the  like  to  infatuate;  to  overthrow  the  reason 
  or  judgment  of  as  a  little  success  turned  his  head. 
 
  {To  turn  the  scale}  or  {balance},  to  change  the 
  preponderance;  to  decide  or  determine  something  doubtful. 
 
 
  {To  turn  the  stomach  of},  to  nauseate;  to  sicken. 
 
  {To  turn  the  tables},  to  reverse  the  chances  or  conditions  of 
  success  or  superiority;  to  give  the  advantage  to  the 
  person  or  side  previously  at  a  disadvantage. 
 
  {To  turn  tippet},  to  make  a  change.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  {To  turn  to}  {profit,  advantage},  etc.,  to  make  profitable  or 
  advantageous. 
 
  {To  turn  up}. 
  a  To  turn  so  as  to  bring  the  bottom  side  on  top  as  to 
  turn  up  the  trump. 
  b  To  bring  from  beneath  to  the  surface,  as  in  plowing, 
  digging,  etc 
  c  To  give  an  upward  curve  to  to  tilt;  as  to  turn  up 
  the  nose. 
 
  {To  turn  upon},  to  retort;  to  throw  back  as  to  turn  the 
  arguments  of  an  opponent  upon  himself. 
 
  {To  turn  upside  down},  to  confuse  by  putting  things  awry;  to 
  throw  into  disorder. 
 
  This  house  is  turned  upside  down  since  Robin  Ostler 
  died.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dice  \Dice\,  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 
  fragments.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dice  \Dice\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Diced};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dicing}.] 
  1.  To  play  games  with  dice. 
 
  I  .  .  .  diced  not  above  seven  times  a  week.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  ornament  with  squares,  diamonds,  or  cubes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  1.  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}. 
 
  2.  Any  small  cubical  or  square  body. 
 
  Words  .  .  .  pasted  upon  little  flat  tablets  or  dies. 
  --Watts. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  or  might  be  determined,  by  a  throw  of  the 
  die;  hazard;  chance. 
 
  Such  is  the  die  of  war.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  (Arch.)  That  part  of  a  pedestal  included  between  base  and 
  cornice;  the  dado. 
 
  5.  (Mach.) 
  a  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 
  b  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. 
  c  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dice 
  n  :  small  cubes  with  1  to  6  spots  on  the  faces;  used  to  generate 
  random  numbers  [syn:  {die}] 
  v  1:  cut  into  cubes;  "cube  the  cheese"  [syn:  {cube}] 
  2:  play  dice 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dice,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41736 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DICE 
  Delivering  Information  in  a  Cellular  Environment  (SNI,  Internet) 
 
 




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