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Dye vs. Die

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Dyenoun

A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.

Dieverb

(intransitive) To stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.

Dyenoun

Any hue, color, or blee.

Dieverb

followed by of; general use:

Dyeverb

(transitive) To colour with dye, or as if with dye.

Dieverb

followed by from; general use, though somewhat more common in the context of medicineSciences:}}

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Dyeverb

To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs.

‘Cloth to be dyed of divers colors.’; ‘The soul is dyed by its thoughts.’;

Dieverb

followed by for; often expressing wider contextual motivations, though sometimes indicating direct causes:

Dyenoun

Color produced by dyeing.

Dieverb

followed by with as an indication of direct cause:

Dyenoun

Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.

Dieverb

(still current) followed by with as an indication of manner:

‘She died with dignity.’;

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Dyenoun

Same as Die, a lot.

Dieverb

(transitive) To stop living and undergo (a specified death).

‘He died a hero's death.’; ‘They died a thousand deaths.’;

Dyenoun

a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair

Dieverb

To yearn intensely.

Dyeverb

color with dye;

‘Please dye these shoes’;

Dieverb

(intransitive) To be utterly cut off by family or friends, as if dead.

‘The day our sister eloped, she died to our mother.’;

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Dyenoun

a natural or synthetic substance used to add a colour to or change the colour of something

‘blonde hair dye’; ‘a black dye’;

Dieverb

To become spiritually dead; to lose hope.

‘He died a little inside each time she refused to speak to him.’;

Dyeverb

add a colour to or change the colour of (something) by soaking it in a solution impregnated with a dye

‘I dyed my hair blonde’;

Dieverb

To be mortified or shocked by a situation.

‘If anyone sees me wearing this ridiculous outfit, I'll die.’;

Dyeverb

take colour well or badly during the dyeing process

‘it's good material—it should dye well’;

Dieverb

To be so overcome with emotion or laughter as to be incapacitated.

‘When I found out my two favorite musicians would be recording an album together, I literally planned my own funeral arrangements and died.’;

Dye

A dye is a colored substance that chemically bonds to the substrate to which it is being applied. This distinguishes dyes from pigments which do not chemically bind to the material they color.

Dieverb

To stop working, to break down.

‘My car died in the middle of the freeway this morning.’;

Dieverb

To abort, to terminate (as an error condition).

Dieverb

To perish; to cease to exist; to become lost or extinct.

Dieverb

To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.

Dieverb

(often with "to") To become indifferent; to cease to be subject.

‘to die to pleasure or to sin’;

Dieverb

To be killed by an enemy. Usually followed by to or another preposition.

‘I can't believe I just died to a squirrel!’;

Dieverb

(architecture) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where mouldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.

Dieverb

To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

Dieverb

(of a stand-up comedian or a joke) To fail to evoke laughter from the audience.

‘Then there was that time I died onstage in Montreal...’;

Dieverb

obsolete spelling of dye

Dienoun

The cubical part of a pedestal, a plinth.

Dienoun

A device for cutting into a specified shape.

Dienoun

A device used to cut an external screw thread. (Internal screw threads are cut with a tap.)

Dienoun

A mold for forming metal or plastic objects.

Dienoun

An embossed device used in stamping coins and medals.

Dienoun

(electronics) (plural also dice) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.

Dienoun

Any small cubical or square body.

Dienoun

A regular polyhedron, usually a cube, with numbers or symbols on each side and used in games of chance.

Dienoun

(obsolete) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.

Dienoun

(electronics) (plural also dies) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.

Dienoun

obsolete spelling of dye

Dieverb

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.’; ‘She will die from want of care.’;

Dieverb

To suffer death; to lose life.

‘In due time Christ died for the ungodly.’;

Dieverb

To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.

‘Letting the secret die within his own breast.’; ‘Great deeds can not die.’;

Dieverb

To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.

‘His heart died within, and he became as a stone.’; ‘The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that they died for Rebecca.’;

Dieverb

To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.

Dieverb

To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; - often with out or away.

‘Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the brightness.’;

Dieverb

To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.

Dieverb

To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

‘"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."’;

Dienoun

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.

Dienoun

Any small cubical or square body.

‘Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies.’;

Dienoun

That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.

‘Such is the die of war.’;

Dienoun

That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.

Dienoun

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.

Dienoun

small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers

Dienoun

a device used for shaping metal

Dienoun

a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods

Dieverb

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’;

Dieverb

suffer or face the pain of death;

‘Martyrs may die every day for their faith’;

Dieverb

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’;

Dieverb

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 coffee maker broke’; ‘The engine failed on the way to town’; ‘her eyesight went after the accident’;

Dieverb

feel indifferent towards;

‘She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery’;

Dieverb

languish as with love or desire;

‘She dying for a cigarette’; ‘I was dying to leave’;

Dieverb

cut or shape with a die;

‘Die out leather for belts’;

Dieverb

to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

Dieverb

lose sparkle or bouquet;

‘wine and beer can pall’;

Dieverb

disappear or come to an end;

‘Their anger died’; ‘My secret will die with me!’;

Dieverb

suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense);

‘Whosoever..believes in me shall never die’;

Dieverb

(of a person, animal, or plant) stop living

‘the king died a violent death’; ‘he died of tuberculosis’; ‘trees are dying from acid rain’;

Dieverb

become extinct

‘many species died out’;

Dieverb

be forgotten

‘her genius has assured her name will never die’;

Dieverb

become less loud or strong

‘after a while, the noise died down’; ‘at last the storm died away’;

Dieverb

(of a plant) decay from the tip toward the root

‘rhubarb dies back to a crown of buds each winter’;

Dieverb

die one after another until few or none are left

‘the original founders died off or retired’;

Dieverb

(of a fire or light) stop burning or gleaming

‘the fire had died and the room was cold’;

Dieverb

(of a machine) stop functioning or run out of electric charge

‘three toasters have died on me’; ‘I was halfway through a text message when the phone died’;

Dieverb

be very eager for something

‘they must be dying for a drink’; ‘he's dying to meet you’;

Dieverb

used to emphasize how strongly one is affected by a particular feeling or emotion

‘we nearly died laughing when he told us’; ‘only the thought of Matilda prevented him from dying of boredom’;

Dieverb

have an orgasm.

Dienoun

singular form of dice

Dienoun

a device for cutting or moulding metal into a particular shape.

Dienoun

an engraved device for stamping a design on coins or medals.

Dienoun

the cubical part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice; a dado or plinth.

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