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(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.
(Dice"box`) n. A box from which dice are thrown in gaming. Thackeray.
(||Di*cen"tra) n. [NL., fr. Gr. di- = di`s- twice + spur.] (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants,
with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more
showy Bleeding heart [Corruptly written dielytra.]
(Di*ceph"a*lous) a. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + head.] Having two heads on one body; double-
(Di"cer) n. A player at dice; a dice player; a gamester.
As false as dicers' oaths.Shak.
(Dich) v. i. To ditch. [Obs.]
(Di*chas"tic) a. [Gr. to part asunder, fr. in two, asunder, fr. di`s- twice.] (Biol.) Capable of
(Di`chla*myd"e*ous) a. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + a cloak.] (Bot.) Having two coverings,
a calyx and in corolla.
(Di*chlo"ride) n. [Pref. di- + chloride.] (Chem.) Same as Bichloride.
(Di*chog"a*mous) a. (Bot.) Manifesting dichogamy.
(Di*chog"a*my) n. [Gr. in two, asunder + marriage.] (Bot.) The condition of certain species
of plants, in which the stamens and pistil do not mature simultaneously, so that these plants can never
(Di*chot"o*mist) n. One who dichotomizes. Bacon.
(Di*chot"o*mize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dichotomized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dichotomizing ]
1. To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect. [R.]
The apostolical benediction dichotomizes all good things into grace and peace.Bp. Hall.
2. (Astron.) To exhibit as a half disk. See Dichotomy, 3. "[The moon] was dichotomized." Whewell.