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  7  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Die  \Die\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Died};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dying}.] 
  [OE.  deyen,  dien,  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Icel.  deyja  akin  to 
  Dan.  d["o]e,  Sw  d["o],  Goth.  diwan  (cf.  Goth.  afd?jan  to 
  harass),  OFries  d?ia  to  kill,  OS  doian  to  die,  OHG.  touwen 
  OSlav.  daviti  to  choke,  Lith.  dovyti  to  torment.  Cf  {Dead}, 
  {Death}.] 
  1.  To  pass  from  an  animate  to  a  lifeless  state;  to  cease  to 
  live;  to  suffer  a  total  and  irreparable  loss  of  action  of 
  the  vital  functions;  to  become  dead;  to  expire;  to  perish; 
  --  said  of  animals  and  vegetables;  often  with  of  by 
  with  from  and  rarely  for  before  the  cause  or  occasion 
  of  death;  as  to  die  of  disease  or  hardships;  to  die  by 
  fire  or  the  sword;  to  die  with  horror  at  the  thought. 
 
  To  die  by  the  roadside  of  grief  and  hunger. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  She  will  die  from  want  of  care  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  suffer  death;  to  lose  life. 
 
  In  due  time  Christ  died  for  the  ungodly.  --Rom.  v. 
  6. 
 
  3.  To  perish  in  any  manner;  to  cease;  to  become  lost  or 
  extinct;  to  be  extinguished. 
 
  Letting  the  secret  die  within  his  own  breast. 
  --Spectator. 
 
  Great  deeds  can  not  die.  --Tennyson. 
 
  4.  To  sink;  to  faint;  to  pine;  to  languish,  with  weakness, 
  discouragement,  love,  etc 
 
  His  heart  died  within,  and  he  became  as  a  stone.  --1 
  Sam.  xxv.  37. 
 
  The  young  men  acknowledged,  in  love  letters,  that 
  they  died  for  Rebecca.  --Tatler. 
 
  5.  To  become  indifferent;  to  cease  to  be  subject;  as  to  die 
  to  pleasure  or  to  sin. 
 
  6.  To  recede  and  grow  fainter;  to  become  imperceptible;  to 
  vanish;  --  often  with  out  or  away 
 
  Blemishes  may  die  away  and  disappear  amidst  the 
  brightness.  --Spectator. 
 
  7.  (Arch.)  To  disappear  gradually  in  another  surface,  as 
  where  moldings  are  lost  in  a  sloped  or  curved  face. 
 
  8.  To  become  vapid,  flat,  or  spiritless,  as  liquor. 
 
  {To  die  in  the  last  ditch},  to  fight  till  death;  to  die 
  rather  than  surrender. 
 
  ``There  is  one  certain  way,''  replied  the  Prince 
  [William  of  Orange]  ``  by  which  I  can  be  sure  never 
  to  see  my  country's  ruin,  --  I  will  die  in  the  last 
  ditch.''  --Hume  (Hist. 
  of  Eng.  ). 
 
  {To  die  out},  to  cease  gradually;  as  the  prejudice  has  died 
  out 
 
  Syn:  To  expire;  decease;  perish;  depart;  vanish. 
 
  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]: 
 
  die 
  n  1:  small  cubes  with  1  to  6  spots  on  the  faces;  used  to  generate 
  random  numbers  [syn:  {dice}] 
  2:  a  device  used  for  shaping  metal 
  3:  a  tool  that  is  fitted  into  a  diestock  and  used  for  cutting 
  male  (external)  screw  threads  on  screws  or  bolts  or  pipes 
  or  rods 
  v  1:  pass  from  physical  life  and  lose  all  all  bodily  attributes 
  and  functions  necessary  to  sustain  life;  "She  died  from 
  cancer";  "They  children  perished  in  the  fire";  "The 
  patient  went  peacefully"  [syn:  {decease},  {perish},  {go}, 
  {exit},  {pass  away},  {expire}]  [ant:  {be  born}] 
  2:  suffer  or  face  the  pain  of  death;  "Martyrs  may  die  every  day 
  for  their  faith" 
  3:  be  brought  to  or  as  if  to  the  point  of  death  by  an  intense 
  emotion  such  as  embarrassment,  amusement,  or  shame;  "I  was 
  dying  with  embarrassment  when  my  little  lie  was 
  discovered";  "We  almost  died  laughing  during  the  show" 
  4:  stop  operating  or  functioning;  "The  engine  finally  went"; 
  "The  car  died  on  the  road";  "The  bus  we  travelled  in  broke 
  down  on  the  way  to  town";  "The  coffe  maker  broke";  "The 
  engine  failed  on  the  way  to  town"  [syn:  {fail},  {give  way}, 
  {give  out},  {conk  out},  {go},  {break},  {break  down}] 
  5:  feel  indifferent  towards;  "She  died  to  worldly  things  and 
  eventually  entered  a  monastery" 
  6:  languish  as  with  love  or  desire;  "She  dying  for  a 
  cigarette";  "I  was  dying  to  leave" 
  7:  cut  or  shape  with  a  die;  "Die  out  leather  for  belts"  [syn:  {die 
  out}] 
  8:  to  be  on  base  at  the  end  of  an  inning,  of  a  baseball  player 
  9:  lose  sparkle  or  bouquet,  as  of  wine  or  beer;  pall"  is  an 
  obsolete  word  [syn:  {pall},  {become  flat}] 
  10:  disappear  or  come  to  an  end  "Their  anger  died";  "My  secret 
  will  die  with  me!" 
  11:  suffer  spiritual  death;  be  damned  (in  the  religious  sense); 
  "Whosoever..believes  in  me  shall  never  die" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  die  v.  Syn.  {crash}.  Unlike  {crash},  which  is  used  primarily 
  of  hardware,  this  verb  is  used  of  both  hardware  and  software.  See  also 
  {go  flatline},  {casters-up  mode}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  die 
 
  1.    {crash}.  Unlike  {crash},  which  is  used  primarily 
  of  hardware,  this  verb  is  used  of  both  hardware  and  software. 
 
  See  also  {go  flatline},  {casters-up  mode}. 
 
  2.    An  unpackaged  {integrated  circuit}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-05-28) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DIE,  n.  The  singular  of  "dice."  We  seldom  hear  the  word  because 
  there  is  a  prohibitory  proverb,  "Never  say  die."  At  long  intervals, 
  however,  some  one  says:  "The  die  is  cast,"  which  is  not  true,  for  it 
  is  cut.  The  word  is  found  in  an  immortal  couplet  by  that  eminent  poet 
  and  domestic  economist,  Senator  Depew: 
 
  A  cube  of  cheese  no  larger  than  a  die 
  May  bait  the  trap  to  catch  a  nibbling  mie. 
 
 




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